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."

Friday, August 31, 2012

AFR (free): Aussie house prices continue to confound (chart)...

Check out my online column for the AFR today on next week's "tier one" economic data, including GDP, and what we know has happened to Australian house prices in August based on the five-city index published daily by Bloomberg...Also, have a look at my big column in the Weekend AFR tomorrow where I parse nearly 3 million individual sales transactions to figure out what does best: cheap or luxury property!