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, September 24, 2010

One of the smartest lines spoken by a central banker

I will write about this in more detail later, but the Bank of England's Andy Haldane is one of the smartest central bankers going around. I loved this line from a recent speech:

"The public good of information and liquidity may unleash the public bad of myopia and volatility."