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, September 13, 2012

Stephen Koukoulas knows what newspaper to read

My buddy the infamous economist, Stephen Koukoulas, obviously gets the good oil from the right source--viz., the Australian Financial Review--like his pal the Treasurer, Wayne Swan (see the Hansard reference below). On Twitter today, Koukie observes:

‏@TheKouk Given articles in last few days, not sure if my good mate @cjoye is angling for a safe Lib seat or a role at the RBA! Always good reading

He's referring to my latest column on the RBA yesterday and Joe Hockey the day prior. Koukie's good value over at BS too.