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Spring Fever: Nuclear Energy Madness

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 03.27.2017 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

How do these events inform us about the future of nuclear power, or its place in addressing climate change? One view is that nuclear power is safe and cost-effective, with long periods of stability and reliability interrupted infrequently by accidents. The other view is that power from the atom is unsafe and costly, with catastrophic accidents separated by periods of stability leading to a false sense of security.

Finally, the End of the Five-Year Armageddon Trade?

Terry Connelly | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Terry Connelly

Plenty of worry for the famous wall that markets often climb, but no Armageddon's on the horizon. Maybe we can get back to "normalcy" after all, even with increased market "volume" more to the upside.

The Birth of Baha'u'llah

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

From the perspective of a statistician, how would you explain that someone who lived in Arabia in the sixth century still has such a profound influence over the lives of a billion of the world's people fourteen centuries later?

God Does Not Exist...

Pierre Whalon | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

Call this the logic of divine being. Now, this is no proof for God. But it does set up the terms within which conversation about God should take place.

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

The Myth of the Black Swan

Hale "Bonddad" Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This is the third time that I have been through an economic event where there were groups of people who said the old methods of analysis didn't apply. As I will demonstrate, nothing could be farther from the truth.

Black Swan Author Nassim Taleb Joins Arianna on CNBC's Squawk Box

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan, joined Arianna on Squawk Box to discuss the financial meltdown, mark-to-market accounting and ways to...

Putting the "Eco" in Economics

Josie Garthwaite | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josie Garthwaite

When the future is not possible, you know you're staring a driver of change in the face. There's just one hangup: We have this little problem with rate and magnitude.

Did NBC Open Pandora's TV Box?

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Selling TV by means of Google's online auction model is a black swan. No one can predict what eventual effect it will have on the sale of broadcast and cable TV network, national spot television, and local television inventory.

Recession Fears: Worry Like It's 1989

New York | Michael Idov | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The news keeps coming, each item worse than the one before. New-home sales fall 26 percent nationwide; the U.S. economy loses 17,000 jobs in January; ...