Profile: Paul Keating

Citation data:

Australian Left Review, Vol: 1, Issue: 130, Page: 3

Publication Year:
1991
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http://ro.uow.edu.au/alr/vol1/iss130/3
Author(s):
Millmow, Alex
article description
For sheer entertainment value, Paul Keating was the best treasurer we've had for years. By his panache and style, Keating made economics sexy. A verbal spell-binder, his ability to coin a phrase to describe problems afflicting the economy would leave lesser mortals groping for words. Keating has popularised economics - we now breathe economics, speak economics and feast on economics. The monthly balance of payments figures are received like the latest cricket score. From the shop-floor to the dance-floor, everyone is squawking about micro-economic reform.