Andrew is an articulate and elegant writer, backs up his claims with facts and figures, avoids hyperbole, responds thoughtfully to reasoned criticism, and graciously concedes a point from time to time. He appears genuinely committed to convergence in dialogue, as opposed to demonising his ideological opponents and scoring points for his team (although he does have a couple of endearing obsessions – see the warning below). Andrew’s blog will be a dignified voice from his corner of the landscape of economic opinion – as Harry Clarke’s and John Quiggin’s are for theirs – and a rich mine of information and stimulating ideas.
Warning: ‘Andrew Norton’s Blog’ is likely to contain critiques of Clive Hamilton whose frequency and ferocity verges on the obsessive, and which may offend a small handful of readers.
Update: Don beat me to it, as I noticed after posting.