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Should America’s GDP data include drug dealing?

6 mins | Jan 13, 2020
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Why our view of the economy needs to widen. "On a macro level, the implications of this experimental exercise are not earth-shattering: if illegal activities were included, it seems total GDP would be about 1 per cent bigger." Writing in the Financial Times, Gillian Tett looks at why a widened view of the economy would help validate drug policies.
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