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Benoit Mandelbrot, 1924-2010

In May, Nassim Taleb Tweeted, “Mandelbrot’s genius is in achieving aesthetic simplicity without having recourse to smoothness; producing harmony in highly jagged surfaces”

Deep Read: Nassim Taleb (The Black Swan Guy) : Planet Money : NPR

by Jacob Goldstein

Here’s the latest Planet Money Deep Read — o…

The Big Short – Michael Lewis – On Wall St. Reform

And a third thing- it’s very obvious, so obvious you can’t believe it hasn’t happened is- Why on earth are the ratings agencies- Moody’s and Standard and Poor- paid by the people whose bonds they are rating? It’s inevitably going to lead to problems because they’re incentivized to please the people that pay them.

The REAL Maverick: Present Economy worse than Depression

10/21/08: PBS NEWS HOUR Interview with Nassim Nicholas Taleb, famous economist and author of “The Black Swan” and Dr. Mandelbrot, professor of …