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The Aftermath

EclSo...was it worth it?

The Total Eclipse of the Sun was a slam dunk winner for communities in the path of totality (even those where it rained). But, for the nation's economy?

According to Vanity Fair's HIVE: there are about 87 million U.S. workers, making an average hourly wage of $23.86. If they all took about 20 minutes to scout out a spot to see the eclipse and then watch the whole thing unfold, it would cost an employer $7.95 per person, or, when multiplied by 87 million, about $694 million in lost productivity.

Of course, hanging out on Facebook costs the economy an estimated $1.75 billion a day in lost productivity.

All in all, Total Eclipses are a pretty good bargain.

More please.

 

 

          
Bill Geist

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