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."

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Independent academic Professor Stephen King argues it's time to ditch the ABC

I had actually planned on writing about this a while ago. Rismark is involved in the information economics game--we are dedicated to improving the quality of information and analytics available on the nation's largest asset-class. And there are very interesting information economics issues surrounding the "news". I write for the ABC occasionally on economics and other related matters. So here is the bi-partisan academic, Professor Stephen King, who recently held a senior position with the ACCC, arguing that we no longer need a publicly-owned news supplier. Professor King's very close association with the ACCC should generate a lot of interest in his views. For what it is worth, I don't agree with them.