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, May 16, 2012

Terry McCrann: you think "‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France"

I was having a private chat with Terry McCrann today, and, to be clear, notwithstanding my comments below, I think Terry is a great commentator. Anyway, he opened up one of his missives with this cracking line, which I just had to quote, and will dutifully add to my list of monikers up top (I am going to try to give Koukie a guernsey too):

We both know that you have difficulty with subtlety, believing that ‘nuance’ is a trendy village in the south of France...