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, September 8, 2010

Recommend you read Kirchner again

I would really encourage folks to read Kirchner in the SMH. He takes up the theme I first raised here and over at the ABC Drum's pages that you cannot divorce population from productivity, as Warwick McKibbin and Mark Crosby had attempted to do during the debate. It is an outstanding op-ed.