Gunnar Myrdal shared his Nobel Prize with an arch rival. Meanwhile his Nobel Prize-winning wife enjoyed less recognition. André Pedersen Ystehede and Stefan Kesting tell the story of a quest for peace, a People’s Home and what should be.
It is 45 years since Swedish economist, sociologist and politician Gunnar Myrdal was rewarded the Nobel Prize in economic science. The pluralistic character of his work is much due to his “immense curiosity to understand how everything is connected and works”1. In economics, his ideas are gaining importance with the increasing focus on understanding the economy as a complex system with virtuous and vicious feedback cycles.