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."

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Alan Kohler interviews Chairman of Bendigo & Adelaide Bank on Son of Wallis

My friend, Robert Johanson, interviewed on ABC Inside Business by another mate, Alan Kohler, about a bunch of interesting things, including the call for a Son of Wallis, which was originally proposed in July 2009 in the Six Economists' Letter, which I co-authored. You can also catch my Meet the Press interview here. In a busy media day, I was also interviewed by ABC's Inside Business on the soft-landing in the housing market, which we have been projecting since late 2009. The transcript is here.