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Monthly Archives: April 2013

When Nassim Taleb Attacks – Forbes

Were he not so convinced of my evilness, Taleb might even have allowed himself to like this paper which shows that evidence that some economists are better at forecasting than others is largely due to random sampling error (so yes, people are fooled by randomness …) I will report back on the severe mathematical scrutiny […]

Nassim Taleb Lashes Out On Twitter – Business Insider

Nassim Taleb Gets Into Historic Twitter Brawl, Shows Everyone How ANTIFRAGILE He Is 1/26 It all started with a simple generalization, as Twitter conversations often do @nntaleb Never buy a product that the owner of the company that makes it doesn’t use (Generalized Skin in the Game) via Nassim Taleb Lashes Out On Twitter […]

Artangel | The Artangel Longplayer Letters: 1

From: Brian Eno, London To: Nassim Nicholas Taleb, New York 30 April 2013 Dear Nassim, We’re all used to the idea that actions and thoughts take on different values when we expand the ‘picture’ within which we frame them. We realise that something which makes sense in a local frame may make less sense in […]

Let us open a discussion on anger in ancient literature…

Let us open a discussion on anger in ancient literature. It seems that our version of modernity seems to demonize outrage, sort of sterilize citizens’ sense of indignation. The only criticism I am getting about my current approach with econoquacks is that I am “irascible” and should not have outbursts with fraudsters, “be less rude […]

If you find something “interesting” but save it to “read it later”…

If you find something “interesting” but save it to “read it later”, something in you doesn’t find it so interesting, and odds are that you will not read it later. via If you find… | Facebook.