A thought about what would help bring more public interest and pressure to bear on our Parliamentarians about the PBO. We already know that lots of economists support the PBO. That's nice, but not enough.
Wouldn't it be nice to see a poll about public support/trust in the PBO? Maybe not enough of the public is aware of the PBO. I'm no pollster, but I have a sneaky suspicion that the hot/not hot numbers for the PBO would be pretty good. Moreover, while many politicians might be happy to disregard a bunch of economists, they might be less happy to hurt an institution with demonstrated broad public support.