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, December 1, 2010

Former CBA CEO David Murray supports Son of Wallis banking inquiry

According to Business Spectator:

"On the banking inquiry, Mr Murray said he had spoken to shadow treasurer Joe Hockey and urged him it needed to be comprehensive.

"It would allow a cool, calm examination of the system. Having been through a crisis it's been a long time since Wallis," he said.

Earlier this week, Mr Stevens said the commodities boom should be used to increase national savings and the focus on boosting productivity should not be lost.

Mr Stevens said Australia still faced the enviable challenge of managing a surge in national income from the commodities boom but reiterated his previous call that commodity prices could fall in the next few years."