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@nntaleb 2/2 Likewise Abbaside Califs favored settlement of Jews in Baghdad for Arabization because unlike Persians or Chaldeans, Jews were “Arabs”. Permalink 7:57 AM – 2 Mar 2016

@nntaleb Where we learn the Umayyads helped Jews settle in coastal Levant to displace Byzantines settlers/traders.(free PDF)   Permalink 7:51 AM – 2 Mar 2016

@nntaleb We need good compilation aggregating professional shills s.a. Jon Entine, Henry I. Miller, Keith Kloor,Tamar Haspel   Permalink 6:12 AM – 2 Mar 2016

@jfrias92 @nntaleb #antifragile Permalink 4:03 AM – 2 Mar 2016

@nntaleb More robust (and easier) to focus on food distribution than mess w/transgenics with unknown tail risks. #technodopes   Permalink 1:05 AM – 2 Mar 2016 (Evaluating gambles using dynamics)

@nntaleb The most important published paper in decision theory I’ve seen (Peters and Gell-Mann) since Thorp’s “Kelly Crit.”   Permalink 2:23 PM – 1 Mar 2016

@nntaleb Even a child wouldn’t say “Even if true, Nuclear bomb expodes “only a small % of the time”. #ProbabilityRiskIgnorant   Permalink 1:33 PM – 1 Mar 2016

@nntaleb More evidence that lack of skin in the game make people stupid… and dangerous.   Permalink 11:38 AM – 1 Mar 2016

@nntaleb Social scientists have brain problem not getting: for Fat Tailed dist ALL properties=tail. @sflicht @robinhanson Permalink 7:23 AM – 1 Mar 2016

@nntaleb Prediction: Monsanto to move into organic, away from GMOs. They may be evil, but unlike their shills/technodopes, they aren’t very stupid. Permalink 3:51 AM – 1 Mar 2016

@nntaleb Inversion of skin in the game for big corporations: Monsanto Given Legal Shield in a Chemical Safety Bill   Permalink 5:10 PM – 29 Feb 2016

@Danimallian Flint, TBTF, and now this. Singapore’s president makes $4.3M. Our officials are paid by lobbyists. @nntaleb   Permalink 5:03 PM – 29 Feb 2016

@RyanHoliday “Preoccupation with efficacy is the main obstacle to a poetic, elegant, robust and heroic life.” Nassim Taleb @nntaleb Permalink 1:30 PM – 29 Feb 2016

@maggieNYT Trump said he’ll open up the 9/11 commission papers that are secret so people can know who “really” knocked down WTC   Permalink 7:51 AM – 29 Feb 2016

@nntaleb Correction: Should be 2.01 (add, not deduct epsilon) Permalink 6:05 AM – 29 Feb 2016

@nntaleb My current list of “enemies of the good”: 1) Wahabi regime/Saudi Barbaria, 2) Hillary Monsanto-Malmaison/Tony Blair, 3) Monsanto/GMO shills Permalink 5:56 AM – 29 Feb 2016

@nntaleb A simple way to understand why for fat tails the average is always closer to the maximum: (here 1.99 trillion)   Permalink 5:46 AM – 29 Feb 2016

@nntaleb The social media comments on our Real World Risk Mini-Certificate Workshop from attendants: Permalink 5:32 AM – 29 Feb 2016

@nntaleb Never befriend socialites. (Heuristic du jour) Permalink 5:22 AM – 29 Feb 2016

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