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TRENDS: Budget 2012 – what would Walter White do?

14 May 2012

Wayne Swan delivered last week’s Budget from intensive care. Labor’s vital statistics are waning badly. The prognosis looks terminal.

With limited time ahead of him, it’s time for Swan to confront this burning question: what would Walter White do?

Swan might do well to follow the lead of Walter White, the cancer ridden science teacher in US TV series Breaking Bad who uses his limited time to look after his family’s financial future – by becoming a five-star methamphetamine cook.

The latest Essential Report suggests Swan would do well to cook up some winning policies.