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, January 18, 2011

The missing Australian: fmr World Bank President Sir James Wolfensohn

He is Australian, fenced in the 1956 Olympics, and served two terms as President of the World Bank. It is a bit odd we don't hear more about him, and perhaps from him, at home. I just listened to a great interview he gave to Charlie Rose.