Stingy Founder of ‘Genius Grants’ Was No Fan of Charity

Oct. 2 (Bloomberg) -- It is a delicious bit of irony that the last name of a compulsive tightwad has entered the national vocabulary as a one-word descriptor for one of America’s most generous philanthropic awards. Artists and scientists and academics can now win “a MacArthur” just as they win a Pulitzer, a Fulbright or a Guggenheim.

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