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, February 22, 2011

Great quote from our PM

Quoted by Stutchbury today in the Oz:

"As Gillard points out, 10,000 tonnes of Australian iron ore exported five years ago could buy 280 imported dishwashers. Today it buys 1400 dishwashers. "On any measure, we are living through a boom," she says."