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Benthem, Precautionary Principle, Monopoly, Bayer, Monsanto, Junk Statistics, Wolfers, Piffle | Twitter

@cfshoo You should be much more ashamed of things you didn’t say than you are of things you said. –Nassim Permalink 3:01 AM – 25 May 2016 @nntaleb Easier to get a job in trading/quant/risk if you are a cook than economist. Economists are for networking, gov/nonprofit nonRealWorld. Permalink 5:44 AM – 25 May […]

P Values, Deadlift, Precautionary Principle, Trump, Virtue, Kapish?

@nntaleb In high frequ quant finance we use >10^6 data points & nobody knows pvalue. Psychologists trying to get away with 10   Permalink 7:02 PM – 6 Apr 2016 @nntaleb Normal humans can learn from Iraq and Lybia. Journalism became the last refuge for those with brain defects.   Permalink 6:56 PM – 6 […]

GMO Alarmist Nassim Taleb Backs Out of Debate. I Refute Him Anyway | Biotech Crops and the Alleged Risk of Human Extinction Taleb and his colleagues want to impose their supposedly non-naive version of the precautionary principle to forestall activities when “consequences can involve total irreversible ruin, such as the extinction of human beings or all life on the planet.” And GMOs, they feel, could result in […]


OUR PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE The anti-GMO crowd got very excited that a pro-GMO activist who just graduated with a math PhD “attacked” our paper. It is the first comment by a “mathematician” which seems to be a big deal. Let us discuss here. Please ignore the technical in my answer. via: Facebook

Nassim Nicholas Taleb on the Precautionary Principle and Genetically Modified Organisms | EconTalk

Hosted by Russ Roberts Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of Antifragile, Black Swan, and Fooled by Randomness, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about a recent co-authored paper on the risks of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the use of the Precautionary Principle. Taleb contrasts harm with ruin and explains how the differences imply different rules […]