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, April 3, 2012

Koukoulas: A "candy arse decision" by the RBA

After noting on twitter that he was "shocked" by the RBA's decision today, thoughtful ALP economist Stephen Koukoulas surmises: "What a candy arse decision of the RBA". So what's a "candy arse", you ask? Here are some definitions:

"A male who is meek and timid, shows female personality traits. Basically a male who wouldn't survive outside the security of his mother's arms reach. Also look at pansy, sissy, fruit, wimp"

"Wuss, wimp, someone who is easily scared or avoids dangerous situations. That Candy Ass won't go skydiving with us."

"A guy who is basically afraid of his own shadow; a real wuss type."