Michael Potter is an economist working in Sydney. He has worked for
the Parliamentary Budget Office, the National Farmers' Federation,
Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and as an adviser to the
federal Coalition. He has worked at the Federal Departments of Treasury,
Environment (advising on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan) and Prime
Minister & Cabinet (where he advised then Prime Minister John Howard
on the introduction of the GST). He has recently published a critique of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century.