Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Who steals my purse steals trash - 'twas mine, 'tis his
... but a man that can stop me from eating a banana when I want one, or make me jump up and down pretending to run away from an elephant, clearly has quite a lot of control over my daily life. It is thus perhaps a little odd that Nicholas Taleb, so sceptical and querulous about financial forecasters, is still shaping his life around that silly fad diet of his, based on speculations about the daily diet of cavemen which make Collateralised Debt Obligation pricing models look like fucking Newtonian mechanics.
Update: I am pitching an idea to Taleb (who is a big fan of "lottery-style" investments with low probability of big payoffs) that he should invest in a stable of racehorses. And, obviously, since "natural", "paleolithic" living is so much better for you, that he should only feed his racehorses grass and train them by scaring the shit out of them and letting them stampede once every couple of days.
this item posted by the management 1/12/2010 12:21:00 AM