Stan Rosenthal, May 2015

I read with interest Richard Denniss’ article (April) about economic modelling. He describes how it is used to hide agendas and obscure the assumptions made, and how they influence the conclusions drawn. He focuses on how the Intergenerational Report has been (mis)reported, if only we read and understood Appendix C.

I then read Chris Wallace’s article on Julie Bishop. It seemed entirely about her rural background and her facilitative manner – nothing much about her judgements as a mature lawyer, let alone a mention of her representing CSR in asbestos litigation. Who your friends are and what you engage in reveal a lot about you, I’d say. I wonder where Appendix C was for that article.

Stan Rosenthal
Carnegie, VIC