Taxpayer Talk - podcast by the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Taxpayer Talk: Can you put a value on life?

April 17, 2020 New Zealand Taxpayers' Union Inc.
Taxpayer Talk - podcast by the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
Taxpayer Talk: Can you put a value on life?
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Taxpayer Talk - podcast by the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union
Taxpayer Talk: Can you put a value on life?
Apr 17, 2020
New Zealand Taxpayers' Union Inc.

The conversation around how and when to raise the lockdown has generated some unenviable problems for policy makers, none more so than how to value the lives of those saved by lockdown versus the jobs and businesses it will destroy. Dr Bryce Wilkinson joins the podcast to discuss his latest paper, which helps to shed some light on how these calculations of life and death are made. You can read Dr Wilkinson's paper here.

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Show Notes

The conversation around how and when to raise the lockdown has generated some unenviable problems for policy makers, none more so than how to value the lives of those saved by lockdown versus the jobs and businesses it will destroy. Dr Bryce Wilkinson joins the podcast to discuss his latest paper, which helps to shed some light on how these calculations of life and death are made. You can read Dr Wilkinson's paper here.

You can subscribe to Taxpayer Talk via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and all good podcast apps.

Support the show (http://www.taxpayers.org.nz/donate)