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Benthem, Precautionary Principle, Monopoly, Bayer, Monsanto, Junk Statistics, Wolfers, Piffle | Twitter

@cfshoo You should be much more ashamed of things you didn’t say than you are of things you said. –Nassim Permalink 3:01 AM – 25 May 2016 @nntaleb Easier to get a job in trading/quant/risk if you are a cook than economist. Economists are for networking, gov/nonprofit nonRealWorld. Permalink 5:44 AM – 25 May […]

P Values, Deadlift, Precautionary Principle, Trump, Virtue, Kapish?

@nntaleb In high frequ quant finance we use >10^6 data points & nobody knows pvalue. Psychologists trying to get away with 10   Permalink 7:02 PM – 6 Apr 2016 @nntaleb Normal humans can learn from Iraq and Lybia. Journalism became the last refuge for those with brain defects.   Permalink 6:56 PM – 6 […]

GMO Alarmist Nassim Taleb Backs Out of Debate. I Refute Him Anyway |

The reason we decided to not respond to this idiot.@nickgillespie — NassimNicholasTaleb (@nntaleb) February 19, 2016 Biotech Crops and the Alleged Risk of Human Extinction Taleb and his colleagues want to impose their supposedly non-naive version of the precautionary principle to forestall activities when “consequences can involve total irreversible ruin, such as the extinction […]


OUR PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE The anti-GMO crowd got very excited that a pro-GMO activist who just graduated with a math PhD “attacked” our paper. It is the first comment by a “mathematician” which seems to be a big deal. Let us discuss here. Please ignore the technical in my answer. via: Facebook

Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the Precautionary Principle and Genetically Modified Organisms | EconTalk

Hosted by Russ Roberts Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Antifragile, Black Swan, and Fooled by Randomness, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about a recent co-authored paper on the risks of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the use of the Precautionary Principle. Taleb contrasts harm with ruin and explains how the differences imply different rules […]