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Final Note

Leap Day: 1/366th of the economy

Kai Ryssdal Feb 29, 2012

This final note today: the economic advantages of adding a day to the year.

Not a whole lot, it turns out.

1/366th of added economic activity doesn’t really do much in the grand scheme of things.

Individually, though, think about this:

If you get an hourly wage, today was a chance to earn a little bit more money.

If you’re on salary, you basically worked for free today.

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