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, April 19, 2011

Spot the trend

Check out the number of times the word "inflation" has appeared in RBA Board Minutes since August last year in non-rate hike and non-CPI release months:

-April: 12 times
-March: 15 times
-December: 4 times
-October: 7 times
-September: 3 times