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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Piketty, Schmugman, Qatar, Dawkins, British Airways, Saudi Arabia | Twitter

@LorenzoWVilla Very nice ‘probability’ problem from @CutTheKnotMath (  ): see below @nntaleb ” target=”_blank”>”> Permalink 9:50 AM – 12 Jun 2017 @nntaleb In other words, methods used to state that people & investors underestimate tail events by psychologists and economists are severely flawed.   Permalink 6:02 AM – 12 Jun 2017 @nntaleb The empirical […]

The Merchandising of Virtue | Medium

Hence the principle: If your private life conflicts with your intellectual opinion, it cancels your intellectual ideas, not your private life and If your private actions do not generalize then you cannot have general ideas This is not strictly about ethics, but information transfer. If a car salesman tries to sell you a Detroit car […]

GMOs, Genetics, Boulder, Copts, Manchester, Levant Project, Ron Paul, journos, Las Vegas, Wolfram, Revenge | Twitter

@nntaleb Is it possible to find anyone in the State Department w/ minimal reasoning abilities, in other words not brain dead?   Permalink 3:15 PM – 1 Jun 2017 @nntaleb Sleep deprivation leads to random sign inversions! Found even sharper bounds Yan et al (2014, 2017)   ” target=”_blank”>”> Permalink 7:29 AM – […]