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, November 13, 2012

AFR leads defence debate again with great column by Lowy's James Brown on defence cuts

This is another solid contribution to the debate by Lowy's James Brown. As I have also argued, the US is understandably concerned about our deep defence cuts at a time when we can afford to spend more. You can get the full digital subscription to the AFR for just $59 per month here.