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Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Black Swan of Cairo | Foreign Affairs

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Take, for example, the recent celebrated documentary on the ļ¬nancial crisis, Inside Job, which blames the crisis on the malfeasance and dishonesty of banke…

I break with my rule & post here because the idea was developed on this page (ANTIFRAGILITY comes from regular shocks). Thanks friends.

I break with my rule & post here because the idea was developed on this page (ANTIFRAGILITY comes from regular shocks).

About to break Orthodox lent, 40 days without animal products (except for fish on a few select days)…

About to break Orthodox lent, 40 days without animal products (except for fish on a few select days). Makes you grasp 1) rebirth (beyond symbolism), 2) celebration without prior sacrifice is theft, 3) religion is about walking the walk, not this modern…

Solution to the AGENCY PROBLEM: Never get on a plane unless the person piloting it is also on board…

Solution to the AGENCY PROBLEM: Never get on a plane unless the person piloting it is also on board.Generalization: no-one should be allowed to declare war, make a prediction, express an opinion, publish an academic paper, manage a firm, treat a patien…

Over history, humans have gravitated around three poles, magic, religion, and science. Secretly, all they want is a disguised version of magic.

Over history, humans have gravitated around three poles, magic, religion, and science. Secretly, all they want is a disguised version of magic.