Crook analysis of think-tanks, #2

According to Crikey hack Andrew Crook

Another Thornley backed outfit, PerCapita, conceived as a direct competitor to free market think tanks like the IPA and the CIS, has been more active in recent months with ex-Latham staffer Michael Cooney regularly hitting the airwaves to take on its scorched earth rivals.

But as I reported on this blog, Cooney has left Per Capita, and has been working in Canberra for someone else since early December last year – over the few months in which Crook thinks he has been regularly hitting the airwaves.

Don’t believe anything you read about think-tanks in Crikey. They are just making it up.

8 thoughts on “Crook analysis of think-tanks, #2

  1. Oh, give him some marks for style … I was quite entertained by his piece in New Matilda yesterday on Rudd’s essay – “All the nation needs is a nerd from Nambour …… “

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  2. Marks wrote re Rudd’s polemic:
    ‘However for people whose primary focus is on economics — people who have read countless earlier repetitions of this “Third Way” argument in trade/development/policy journals over the past 20 years — the typical response is, “so what’s new?”‘
    More to the point, what is true? This was a question that the folk on Club Troppo managed to sidestep.

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  3. Well, that’s about the most conclusive example you’ll see of what the kids these days call ‘pwnage’. Nicely done, Andrew (Norton, not Crook).

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  4. G’day Andrew,

    David Hetherington just popped in to my Canberra office and I was reminded that you’d posted about our current status.

    Just to clarify, I’m now a Research Fellow with Per Capita – along with Dennis Glover who your readers would be familiar with (and who was recently in the Oz again).

    Two new Project Leaders are starting with Per Capita this month – watch that space.

    See you soon.

    Michael

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