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."

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Australian government revenue as share of GDP and more

Two charts from Libertarian blog Catallaxy Files, which is typically good value, although it can be a bit hit-and-miss: viz., the total number of primary pages of legislation introduced in Australia and total government revenue as a share of GDP. I am not sure whether the first chart is meaningful, although the second gives one pause.