Friday, April 26, 2019

Taleb Was Right. We’re Still Fooled by Randomness: Mark Gilbert

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- In his 2001 book “Fooled by Randomness,” author and fund manager Nassim Nicholas Taleb argued that chance plays a largely unacknowledged role...
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The Real Threat to Your Children Isn’t Momo: Leonid Bershidsky

The “Momo challenge,” the latest iteration of the remarkably persistent teen suicide game scare, is a hoax born of parents’ media illiteracy and anxiety...
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Less Stress Is the Key to Investing Success: Jared Dillian

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- My mother is 73 years old. She has a nice sum of money saved up from a long career as a...
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India and Pakistan Have Lost Control of the Narrative

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- India has always had the capacity to strike back at Pakistan in response to the actions of the “non-state actors” its...
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Cost-Cutting Era Is Over, in Business and Government: Conor Sen

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Whether it's teacher salaries, physical retail stores or packaged goods companies, strategies based around cost-cutting are backfiring left and right. Last...
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To Save Capitalism, We Need to Save Communities

Every past technological revolution has been disruptive, prompted a societal reaction, and eventually resulted in broader change that helped us get the best out...
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We Can Use the Internet to Make Ourselves Happier

Most critiques of online activity and social media are neither rigorous nor helpful — by which I mean, they do not adequately explain why...
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Samsung’s $2,000 Bid to Be the King of Cool

The smartphone with a foldable screen, which Samsung will start shipping at the end of April, is far more than an expensive gimmick. With...
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Tesla Keeps Giving Its Critics Power

With the very act of typing these words, I may be creating a singularity; an infinity mirror of a column. Possibly, I have oversold...
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The World Already Knew Churchill Was a Villain: Shashi Tharoor

The recent flap over Winston Churchill -- with Labour politician John McDonnell calling Britain’s most revered prime minister a “villain” and prompting a rebuke...
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