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The Bed of Procrustes

Egypt, Black Swans and the Bed of Procrustes

Carlo Strenger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carlo Strenger

Americans pay $80 billion a year for intelligence agencies. But why does society pay analysts phenomenal sums of money for systematically failing to predict the events that impact our lives most deeply?

A Walk Through Paris With Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Taleb has been criticized, but he tells it as he sees it, whether or not everyone agrees.