Nassim Taleb on GMOs

 

On GMOs: “A pound of algebra is worth a ton of verbal commentary”. I managed to fit the Precautionary Principle into a few lines. The GMO paid propagandists are pounding tons of verbalistic statements (even an incompetent smear campaign), but this simple summary should cancel about everything they are trying to say. In a single column. They need to refute my representation or show that f(breeding) has the same maximum as f(GMOs).

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On GMOs

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November 14th, 2014

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Academic, General

Knowledge@Wharton: Nassim Taleb on Living with Black Swans

Nassim Taleb is a literary essayist, hedge fund manager, derivatives trader and professor of risk engineering at The Polytechnic Institute of New York University. But he is best known these days as the author of The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable. During a recent visit to Wharton as part of The Goldstone Forum, he spoke with Wharton finance professor Richard Herring — who taught Taleb when he was a Wharton MBA

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[PODCAST] The Wharton School: Nassim Taleb on Living with Black Swans (2011)

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October 3rd, 2014

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Audio, Podcasts

The James Altucher Show Cover ImageNassim Taleb has been interviewed by James Altucher on his Podcast The James Altucher Show talking about technology and how different systems handle disorder.

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JAMES ALTUCHER SHOW: EP.45 – NASSIM TALEB: WHY YOU SHOULD EMBRACE UNCERTAINTY

 

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[PODCAST] Nassim Taleb on the The James Altucher Show

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September 26th, 2014

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Audio, Podcasts

Take a look at Nassim’s Small is Beautiful: Risk, Scale and Concentration.

SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL: RISK, SCALE AND CONCENTRATION

Chapter Summary 17: We extract the effect of size on the degradation of the expectation of a random variable, from nonlinear response. The method is general and allows to show the “small is beautiful” or “decentralized is effective” or “a diverse ecology is safer” effect from a response to a stochastic stressor and prove stochastic diseconomies of scale and concentration (with as example the Irish potato famine and GMOs).

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Small is Beautiful

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September 15th, 2014

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Writing