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."

Monday, September 26, 2011

Dr Phil Lowe on the Productivity Commission

More praise:

"And I agree with Don about the productivity commission. I think it's an incredibly valuable institution for the country. If you read through its reports over the last five years there's a very long list of public policy issues that could be tackled and we need to listen to what they have got to say."