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Some confusion about the silver rule as I presented it two days ago…

Some confusion about the silver rule as I presented it two days ago, to an extremely active and rich debate (if it is troll free it is because trolls and “uninformed” commentators are vanishing from this page thanks to systematic zapping).

The Silver Rule Under Uncertainty requires *skin-in-the game*, so “you can only expose others to risks that you are taking yourself”, in the sense that “we cannot see adverse consequences of all actions, but should there be a negative one I will pay the price and will be eventually incapacitated”.

So there is an evolutionary argument that those who systematically cause harm to others, willingly or unwillingly, will eventually exit the system –along with their genes.

“I share the opacity of future consequences if there are potential benefits to me”.

Broadly seen, this is (probabilistic) SYMMETRY, the working title of the short book I am now working on.

via Some confusion about the silver rule as I… – Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

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