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."

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The politicisation of the Bank of England

Or so they claim...Could the difference be the RBA's canny PR boss, Vanessa Crowe, who previously held down a similar gig with the BoE? After a rather disappointing Q&A from the Deputy Governor the week before, Governor Stevens showed on Friday why he is one of the best central bankers in the world. Humble, honest, thoughtful and straightforward. We are lucky to have him. Fascinating reading on the BoE over at the FT here.