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 7, 2010

Some light reading

The CIS’s Dr Stephen Kirchner on why population growth is key for productivity, echoing what I have written here in the past. The Australian’s always solid Michael Stutchbury and his comrade-in-arms, Terry McCrann, on technology spend here and here, reiterating arguments previously posited on this page.