The MacArthur Foundation will give you $100 million if you can solve a big problem
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The whole world’s got problems.
Heck, you just heard some of them: workers rights, illegal fishing, how not to exploit poor people — that’s just today’s show.
The list is pretty much endless, which is why the MacArthur Foundation announced Thursday it will award a $100 million-dollar prize to someone who can solve a big global problem. That’s it. Come up with a big global problem and a solution that actually helps people. Those are the only rules.
The foundation will reward one entry with, what it hopes, will be enough money to actually get something done.
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