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Why the economic value of a face mask is $56.14 (economist.com)
4 points by known 62 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments



They doesn't mention how they arrived at this figure, but suggesting an accuracy down to a penny seems a bit much.

Archived copy: http://archive.is/vQQM6


US has GDP of roughly 20B (2018) and population of 328M

($20B 5%)/(328M 15%) / 365 = $55.68 a day

A penny per person per day is $1.2 billion a year




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