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."

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Classic Phat Dragon on China

This is the type of prose one needs to get used to when reading Westpac's famous Phat Dragon:

"[A]re developers trying to pre-fund future projects to beat an anticipated clampdown in 2011?” You don’t need to be a cynical, jive talking, mystical, flying, wingless non-reptile to answer that question now."

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