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Nassim Taleb on the Financial Crisis

From EconTalk.org (Includes full transcript). Direct link to mp3 interview Nassim Taleb talks 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. […]

TVO’s ‘Big Ideas’ – Another treasure trove.

TV Ontario produces a lecture format show featuring heavy thinkers. You can subscribe  here. I’m posting links to a particular show I found especially illuminating on the subject of micro-financing and a new

Bloomberg: CPI Inflation Data is a “Lie”

We have long railed against the absurdity of the CPI data. The ridiculous adjustments, the lack of correlation between CPI prices and reality… More

A SHORT COURSE IN THINKING ABOUT THINKING

A “Master Class” By Danny Kahneman Danny Kahneman along with Amos Tversky won the 2002 Nobel Prize in economics for their discovery of behavioral economics. I learned about them through reading Nassim Nicholas Taleb‘s “Fooled By Randomness” and then Daniel Gilbert’s “Stumbling on Happiness” I’ve become very interested in cognitive biases– as I understand them, […]