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These 6 TED & TEDx speakers just won MacArthur’s “genius” awardThese 6 TED & TEDx speakers just won MacArthur’s “genius” award

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

Six TED speakers have been recognized in the 2013 class of MacArthur Fellows. Each recipient will heretofore be unofficially known as a “genius” and will very officially receive a no-strings-attached prize of $625,000 to support his or her creative instincts for the benefit of society. We salute all 24 of this year’s winners, of course. […]

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Solving social problems with a nudge: Sendhil Mullainathan on TED.com

Posted By Emily McManus

MacArthur winner Sendhil Mullainathan uses the lens of behavioral economics to study a tricky set of social problems — those we know how to solve, but don’t. We know how to reduce child deaths due to diarrhea, how to prevent diabetes-related blindness and how to implement solar-cell technology … yet somehow, we don’t or can’t. […]