In a sidebar about the GDP figures:
“The fact is, companies clearing out their warehouses boosts G.D.P., but doesn’t do much for those out of a job.”
Something of a pity that the article itself is actually about how the restocking of warehouses boosts GDP…..and about how previous company clearing out their warehouses contributed to the decline in GDP.
Remember this when you next read an NYT editorial on how the economy should be run. At least some of the people at the newspaper really have no idea what they’re talking about.