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, October 21, 2010

Will it be a NICE or VILE decade?

According to BoE governor, Mervyn King, the 'sober' decade stands for: “a decade of savings, orderly budgets, and equitable rebalancing". A Citi economist responds that a more apt description might be 'vile': "volatile inflation, less expansionary". Read about it over at the FT.