The author has been described by News Ltd as an "iconoclast", "Svengali", a pollie's "economist muse", and "pungently accurate". Fairfax says he is a "Renaissance man" and "one of Australia’s most respected analysts." Stephen Koukoulas concludes that he is "85% right", and "would make a great Opposition leader." Terry McCrann claims the author thinks "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France", but can be "scintillating" when he thinks "clearly". The ACTU reckons he’s "an enigma wrapped in a Bloomberg terminal, wrapped in some apparently well-honed abs."

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Bad form with booms

Stutchbury quotes Treasury's red book in an excellent article today:

""It is sobering to reflect on the fact that we have not managed previous commodity booms well," the federal Treasury advised the new Labor minority government in its "red book" briefing released yesterday."