Workers clean up Hong Kong’s Clear Water Bay after Typhoon Mangkhut. Photo: Winson WongWorkers clean up Hong Kong’s Clear Water Bay after Typhoon Mangkhut. Photo: Winson Wong
Workers clean up Hong Kong’s Clear Water Bay after Typhoon Mangkhut. Photo: Winson Wong
Tom Holland
Opinion

Opinion

Abacus by Tom Holland

Typhoon Mangkhut: hey Carrie Lam, a day off for Hong Kong made economic sense

Strange as it might seem, allowing most workers to down tools for a day would have subtracted nothing from Hong Kong’s economic output. And a full-scale clean-up could even have added to GDP. Here’s how

Workers clean up Hong Kong’s Clear Water Bay after Typhoon Mangkhut. Photo: Winson WongWorkers clean up Hong Kong’s Clear Water Bay after Typhoon Mangkhut. Photo: Winson Wong
Workers clean up Hong Kong’s Clear Water Bay after Typhoon Mangkhut. Photo: Winson Wong
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