If you really must have Budget information…
- Follow the Dismal Science team from SciBloggers reaction to the Budget at Twitter, hashtag: #NZ14. (Make sure you click on “All”)
- NBR’s summary here.
- Keith Ng has produced a nice interactive graphic showing the whole budget at a glance here. (A good place to start.)
- And, yes, it looks like it’s a real surplus that is promised, if not yet delivered. On this, see graph below from Donal Curtin, who points out however that the promised surplus has more to do with very cyclically-high export prices than anything in particular this government has done.
- It’s a Baby Bribe Budget says the fellow with an arse for a face.