Can you afford to miss Crikey’s in-depth Budget Edition email? If the answer is a resounding no, then keep an eye out for our members-only budget night email. We’ll be crunching the numbers and translating the spin to give you our outsider view from inside the lock-up.

In the lead up to the federal budget next week, Crikey is publishing various contributions on theme of "fantasy budget". The first is from think tank Per Capita.