Economy 22 March 2012 Opinionomics: must-read analysis and comment Budget, budget, budget! Print HTML 1. Budget 2012: A budget to bash baby-boomers (Telegraph) Ian Cowie covers the various ways in which the Baby Boomers are hit by the budget. 2. Budget 2012: Breaking down the benefits bill (Left Foot Forward) Richard Darlington points out that the much-vaunted "tax transparency" isn't much good if it presents "welfare" as one undifferentiated lump. 3. The Tories have taken a political risk – but they may be forgiven (LabourList) Anthony Painter analysises the 50p tax-cut, and its political effects. 4. The real point about the rise in personal allowances (Tim Worstall) Wostall argues that the rise in personal allowances highlights the general failure to uprate allowances to match inflation. 5. The Office for Budget Responsibility's credibility is in tatters (Independent) David Blanchflower points out the terrible history the OBR has with getting anything right ever. › Morning Call: pick of the papers Pandora's box. Credit: Getty Images Alex Hern is a technology reporter for the Guardian. He was formerly staff writer at the New Statesman. You should follow Alex on Twitter. From only £1 a week Subscribe More Related articles Theresa May's speech: if immigration is so bad, you've got to leave Europe George Osborne’s love bombing of Labour voters should terrify the opposition If George Osborne was going to take Labour’s infrastructure idea, why did he wait two years?