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, April 16, 2011

If Ross Gittins is the RBA's favored journo, Peter Martin is Treasury's

Peter consistently breaks most of the big Canberra stories coming out of Treasury. This is another biggie: the May Budget could be influential on RBA decision-making. And here is his column.

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