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The paradox of value - Akshita Agarwal

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Imagine you’re on a game show and you can choose between two prizes: a diamond … or a bottle of water. It’s an easy choice – the diamonds are more valuable. But if given the same choice when you were dehydrated in the desert, after wandering for days, would you choose differently? Why? Aren’t diamonds still more valuable? Akshita Agarwal explains the paradox of value.

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  • Educator Akshita Agarwal
  • Script Editor Alex Gendler
  • Animator Qa'ed Mai
  • Narrator Julianna Zarzycki

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