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Cowen, Thaler, Deadlift, SaudiBarbaria, “think tanks”, Salafism | Twitter

@nntaleb 3825 years later, economists haven’t yet figured out what Babylonians did: debt has systemic effects (hence on others), self-harm doesn’t.   Permalink 3:14 PM – 2 Feb 2017 @jnyangena Something @nntaleb has been saying for years now   Permalink 1:17 PM – 2 Feb 2017 @nntaleb Do IYI economists & social “scientists” realize they […]

The Syrian War Condensed: A more Rigorous Way to Look at the Conflict | Medium

Full article: The Syrian War Condensed: A more Rigorous Way to Look at the Conflict Note 1. Assad father’s operatives blew up my house in Amioun when my grandfather, then MP, voted for Bashir. In Skin in the Game I discuss this as “acting against one’s interest” (the opposite of conflict of interest). So as […]

IYI, Minority Rule, Tawk, Lindy Effect, 21, Academia, Dumb Enemies, Salafism | Facebook

[New Version] 9/16/16 The Intellectual Yet Idiot ———————————————————————  It is as irrational to reject all conspiracy theories as it is to accept them. 9/13/16 ——————————————————————— The classical idea is to build mental capacity, physical strength, and moral fortitude to face the world (Antifragile). The modern one is to technologically change the world. 9/12/16 ———————————————————————…/where-you-cannot-generalize-from-knowl… […]

Saudi Barbaria, Sunstein, B Quant Seminar, Erdogan, Salafism, FiveThirtyEight, Pareto 80/20 | Twitter

Papers/articles by NNT  linked to in this tweet batch. Where You Cannot Generalize from Knowledge of Parts (continuation of the Minority Rule)Stochastic Tail Exponent For Asymmetric Power Laws (pdf) MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF THE PREC PPLE (pdf) PRE-ASYMPTOTIC BEHAVIOR AND FAT TAILEDNESS (pdf) @nntaleb .@Nvania You are welcome to go follow and lecture someone else. There […]