View Full Version : Intellectual Succour for the Thinkers among You

08-03-2009, 20:17
The long weekend is a good time to engage in some interesting, intellectually stimulating reading. Not from the Parallax Brief, of course, but from an essay heís linked.

Why are humans vulnerable to be devastated by black swan events? Why is Nicholas Taleb important today? What relevance do empiricists David Hume and Karl Popper have to the current credit crunch? Is the supposed good judgment of Warren Buffett and George Soros more a case of flat good luck?

Nicholas Taleb, David Hume and the Arrival of the Unimaginable ę The Parallax Brief (http://parallaxbrief.wordpress.com/2009/03/08/nicholas-taleb-david-hume-and-the-arrival-of-the-unimaginable/)

Really, I donít want to blow my own trumpet, but the essay Iíve linked to from my blog is fascinating.