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An innovative way to boost GDP

The U.K.'s Office of National Statistics announced Thursday that paying for drugs and sex adds about 10 billion ($16.7 billion) a year to the economy. The British government is now including prostitution and narcotics sales in its official Gross Domestic Product (GDP) statistic. That's the oft-cited measure of how much a country's economy grows or contracts.
Drugs and prostitution add $16 billion a year to British economy - May. 29, 2014
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