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."

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Stutchbury is back: king-hits ACTU in editorial today

A classically piercing editorial from the AFR's Michael Stutchbury (I presume) on the ACTU today. It is so refreshing to see the AFR return to advocating the interests of business:

And despite revelations of massive corruption in one union, sharp falls in membership, and looming loss of government by the Labor Party, the union movement’s political wing, as far as the ACTU is concerned, it’s business as usual – and that’s bad.