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May 2010 Nassim Taleb Interview with Russ Roberts EconTalk.org

This is the third Russ Roberts Econtalk.org interview which took place just before the April 2010 release of the second edition of The Black Swan. 2010 Taleb on Black Swans, Fragility, and Mistakes. http://files.libertyfund.org/econtalk/y2010/Talebfragility.mp3 Very interesting to listen to all three interviews in sequence. 2007 http://files.libertyfund.org/econtalk/y2007/Talebswan.mp3 2009 http://files.libertyfund.org/econtalk/y2009/Talebfinancial.mp3

EconTalk – Taleb on Black Swans (2007)

Don’t know how I missed having this in here. NNT lists this as one of his favorite interviews as well.From the highly addictive and always excellent EconTalk.org. (iTunes subsrciption link here. 2007 2008) Nassim Taleb talks about the challenges of coping with uncertainty, predicting events, and understanding history. This wide-ranging conversation looks at investment, health, […]

EconTalk -Taleb on the Financial Crisis

Nassim Taleb talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the financial crisis, how we misunderstand rare events, the fragility of the banking system, the moral hazard of government bailouts, the unprecedented nature of really, really bad events, the contribution of human psychology to misinterpreting probability and the dangers of hubris. The conversation closes with a discussion of religion and probability.