The Art of the Australian Insult

The Hogwarts school of economics
October 7, 2008, 2:12 am
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“It’s at this point that we start to see why a literature degree might not be the best preparation for running the state, because blind faith in the AAA rating reflects what might be called (with apologies to J.K. Rowling) the Hogwarts school of economics. It involves a lot of fooling about with magic wands and spells, but not much in the boring mathematical line.”

Michael Duffy, who does acknowledge that Rees “is not the first man to have applied the Harry Potter approach to being premier.”


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