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, September 11, 2012

AFR column: Who is Joe Hockey?

I have a big column in the AFR analysing the shadow treasurer, Joe Hockey. You can read it for free here. I've said to a few people, some columns are easy to write. This one was hard. It required a lot of research--I spoke to friends and foes. And, as I explained in this post on Sunday, I then had the delicate task of piecing the puzzle together. I hope you enjoy it...Next Tuesday I hope to tackle an even less likely topic. Guaranteed to surprise you!