tatjna (tatjna) wrote,


As part of my research for the latest rant essay, I was directed by my lecturer to The New Zealand Drug Harm Index, a study that attempts to put a dollar value on harms related to the use of alcohol and other drugs in Unzud. This study has been criticised by Treasury for focusing on dollar cost of use rather than including dollar benefits of use, but unfortunately for Treasury that was the brief that BERL was given. Whether there should be a benefit-focused study is One Of Those Things that seems to fall by the wayside in everyone's insistence that they are academically sound, and therefore right.

Anyway, the thing that weirds me out is that I know one of the authors of this survey personally.

This is going to happen more and more, isn't it?
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