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The empirical distribution is … not empirical

Published on Jun 12, 2017 For fat tailed distributions, the empirical distributions does not reflect the true statistical properties, particularly for extremes. This is a simplified side note to a paper with Mark Spitznagel on why people make a mistake by looking at raw historical data as “empiricism”.

What Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us | Mises Institute

Article: What Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us 05/02/2017 Jeff Deist Nassim Nicholas Taleb does not suffer fools gladly. Author of several books including The Black Swan and Antifragile, Taleb is known for his incendiary personality almost as much as his brilliant work in probability theory. Readers of his very active Medium page will experience a […]

Trump makes sense to a grocery store owner | The Hindu

Full article: Trump makes sense to a grocery store owner Where do you see the world moving now? Further right, or will it revert to the centre? I don’t think it will go left or right, and I don’t know about the short term. But I think in the long term, the world can only […]

Nassim Nicholas Taleb hits out at Chinese printers’ censorship of his book | Guardian

Story: Nassim Nicholas Taleb hits out at Chinese printers’ censorship of his book The writer Nassim Nicholas Taleb has blasted Chinese printers with accusations of censorship, after the manuscript for a US edition of his 2012 book Antifragile was returned with the instruction to replace mentions of Taiwan with “China, Taiwan”.

Nassim Taleb Exposes The World’s “Intellectual-Yet-Idiot” Class | Zero Hedge

Full article: Nassim Taleb Exposes The World’s “Intellectual-Yet-Idiot” Class Indeed one can see that these academico-bureaucrats wanting to run our lives aren’t even rigorous, whether in medical statistics or policymaking. They cant tell science from scientism?—?in fact in their eyes scientism looks more scientific than real science. (For instance it is trivial to show the […]