Final Note

You too can have a Nobel Prize

Kai Ryssdal Feb 17, 2015
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Final Note

You too can have a Nobel Prize

Kai Ryssdal Feb 17, 2015
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We’re well past Nobel Prize season, but there’s Nobel news to pass along.

If you’ve got a spare $150,000 lying around, you too can have a Nobel of your very ownWell, you can have the prize that Simon Kuznets won in 1971 for  his “empirically founded interpretation of economic growth which has led to new and deepened insight into the economic and social structure and process of development.”

Or in laymans terms, growth and inequality, which is the economic thing that’s going on right now … 45 years later.

Kuznets’s son consigned the medal to an auction house out here in California; you’ve got eight days left to find that $150,000.

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