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Monthly Archives: April 2017

On Interventionistas and their Mental Defects | Medium

On Interventionistas and their Mental Defects Skin in the Game is necessary to reduce the effects of the following divergences that arose mainly as a side effect of civilization: action and cheap talk (tawk), consequence and intention, practice and theory, honor and reputation, expertise and pseudoexpertise, concrete and abstract, ethical and legal, genuine and cosmetic, […]

How to Live in a World we Don’t Understand

Published on Mar 12, 2017 Nassim Nicholas Taleb has devoted his life to immersing himself in problems of luck, randomness, human error, probability, and the philosophy of knowledge. He transformed his interests into three successful careers – as a businessman-trader, a philosophical essayist, and an academic researcher. Although he spends most of his time […]

CNN, Fatty Lamb, Easter, Minsk, UAL, Palm Sunday, Donaldo, Facta Non Verba, Peter Hitchens | Twitter

@nntaleb I speculate that no gym machine can raise one’s BPM (beats per minute) more than sprinting outside, particularly uphill. True? Permalink 6:31 AM – 18 Apr 2017 @NonMeek .@nntaleb My humble attempt of conveying the concepts “iatrogenics” and “negative convexity effect” from #Antifragile in one strip. Permalink 10:40 AM – 17 Apr 2017 […]

We’ve Lost Touch With The Real World Especially In The EU

Published on Mar 27, 2017 Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Statistician, Author, The Black Swan states that we have lost touch with the real world especially the EU.

Why Each One Should Eat His Own Turtles: Equality in Uncertainty | Medium

Why Each One Should Eat His Own Turtles: Equality in Uncertainty It was said that a group of fishermen caught a large number of turtles. After cooking them, they found out at the communal meal that these sea animals were much less edible that they thought: not many members of the group were willing to […]