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Episode 388: Putting A Price-Tag On Your Descendants

Jul 20, 2012
Originally published on July 23, 2012 10:32 am

Given a choice between $50 now and $100 in a month, many people would take the money now. But offered $50 in a year, or $100 in 13 months, they'd wait the extra month to double their money.

The lesson: People have a "present bias," says Frank Partnoy, a professor of law and finance at the University of San Diego. "So people have more impatience in a one-month time period than they do in a one-year time period."

This turns out to have immense implications for public policy — implications that add up to many trillions of dollars over time, and mean the difference between valuing the lives of future generations at a few pennies, or hundreds of billions of dollars.

Consider: If it would cost several trillion dollars to save Los Angeles from being wiped off the map by massive floods that are likely to occur only once every few hundred years, is it worth it?

The answer hinges on the discount rate — the rate you use to size up future costs.

Think of it as reflecting the interest you could earn if you had to put money away today to pay those future bills. A higher rate means you can save less today — the future cost is less significant, in today's dollars. A lower rate means the opposite: A huge cost in the future remains huge.

Countless personal and public-policy decisions revolve around the discount rate: How much should you put into the college fund? How much should states contribute to public pension plans? How much do we spend now, if anything, to protect LA from that devastating flood?

What discount rate you pick makes a huge difference. Say a catastrophe in 500 years is likely to cost $100 trillion. At a widely used government discount rate of 7 percent, that's worth just 20 cents or so today — not really enough to pay attention to.

But if you use a rate of 3 percent, today's cost jumps to $38 million. At 2%, it's $5 billion. At a discount rate of 1%, the price-tag at $691 billion — serious money even for a wealthy country like the U.S.

And, it turns out, when it comes to those really big questions, the answer is about more than just money.

On today's show: How much are your many-times-great-grandchildren worth?

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