Chapter 17

Epilogue – Knowing the cost of everything but the value of nothing

The title of this chapter is a play on Oscar Wilde’s quote: “Economists know the price of everything but the value of nothing.” Of course, economists do not know the price of everything, and we do know the value of something. This is not the point of the quote; rather the quote captures the kind of shortcomings in valuation brought to the fore in this book. In the Epilogue, I highlight a key result or insight from each of the main chapters in the book and provide a bit more related information.

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