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The Logic of Risk Taking | Medium

The Logic of Risk Taking Consider the following thought experiment. First case, one hundred persons go to a Casino, to gamble a certain set amount each and have complimentary gin and tonic –as shown in the cartoon in Figure x. Some may lose, some may win, and we can infer at the end of the day […]

Something Neither Antisemitic Nordic Supremacists Nor Arab Nationalists Will Like | Medium

Something Neither Antisemitic Nordic Supremacists Nor Arab Nationalists Will Like Something Hitler Would Not Have Liked Although White Supremacists like to be antisemitic, here is something Hitler would have hated: Ancient Greeks were genetically as close to Ancient Levantines as they were to the so called “Aryans”. It just happened that Ancient Greeks spoke an Indo-European language […]

Nassim Nicholas Taleb on Work, Slavery, the Minority Rule, and Skin in the Game | EconTalk | https://t.co/ZU3MBsi91M — NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) August 14, 2017 Nassim Nicholas Taleb talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the manuscript version of his forthcoming book, Skin in the Game. Topics discussed include the role of skin in the game […]

The insidious racism of Mary Beard and the “diversity” operators | Medium

The insidious racism of Mary Beard and the “diversity” operators The diversity discourse appears to serve an insidious form of racism and Northern Euro supremacist agenda (with a redefinition of the Western world and a reframing of the classics). Please stop classifying people according to race, and stop creating racial stereotypes and divisions in the […]

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”.