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, August 15, 2012

New AFR Column: How Glenn Stevens guillotined spruikers of housing doom (free)

You can read it for free over at the AFR by clicking here. A taster:

With foot firmly planted on the bubble blowers’ throats, the RBA sought to once again ruthlessly – albeit in the central bank’s stealthy manner – crush their claims.