Genius

Here is my second short story, also exactly 100 words long. These stories are indexed here.

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PRESS RELEASE
This year’s Nobel Prize for Economics has been awarded to Emma Smith of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, for instantaneously doubling the global economy, an act of genius that has revolutionised the science of Economics.
She has evaluated the monetary worth of house cleaning, cooking, child care and early child education, dispute resolution and mediation services, taxi services at Uber rates, and information networking.
These services are provided within each family.
By assessing their value, she has managed to double the global Gross Domestic Product.
She has achieved this miracle without even including the monetary value of sexual services.

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About Dr Bob Rich

I am a professional grandfather. My main motivation is to transform society to create a sustainable world in which my grandchildren and their grandchildren in perpetuity can have a life, and a life worth living. This means reversing environmental idiocy that's now threatening us with extinction, and replacing culture of greed and conflict with one of compassion and cooperation.
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2 Responses to Genius

  1. barbarakay1 says:

    I remember back in the 70s when there was a movement to award housewives in the USA credit toward Social Security based on the services they performed for their families. Alas, nothing ever came of it.

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    • Dr Bob Rich says:

      And in Sweden, for many years they had a “living wage” paid to everyone, partly intended to make housewives independent.
      But the point of the story is to show how silly the concept of GDP is.
      Barbara, thank you for leaving a comment before I even checked my own page!

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