Category Archives: politics – New Zealand

$850m lost in benefit fraud @CarmelSepuloni @_AAAP_ @MaramaDavidson @RMarchNZ @TaxpayersUnion

The estimates are based on the self-reported benefit fraud in the 2012 Chapple and Crichton paper which must be a minimum bound because you would expect at least some benefit fraudsters to be discreet in their dealings with government and the statistics bureau.

Computed from 2018 Budget papers, WINZ benefit data, Chapple and Crichton (2012), Chapple and Boston (2014). See too https://www.taxpayers.org.nz/benefit_sanctions

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How many beneficiaries make fraudulent claims? @CarmelSepuloni @_AAAP_ @MaramaDavidson @RMarchNZ

From https://www.taxpayers.org.nz/benefit_sanctions

These US estimates are still small @jamespeshaw @mfe_news; mostly from loss of life which is the easiest to fix by mitigation and adaptation

From S. Hsiang el al., “Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States,” Science (2017). science.sciencemag.org/cgi/doi … 1126/science.aal4369  Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-06-climate-economy-inequality.html#jCp

Even runaway climate change of 6 to 8°C reduces GDP by by 2100! less than 10%

US has county level estimates but @jamespeshaw can’t estimate cost of global warming for NZ! @mfe_news says it is too hard!!

S. Hsiang el al., “Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States,” Science (2017). science.sciencemag.org/cgi/doi … 1126/science.aal4369  Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-06-climate-economy-inequality.html#jCp