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Art De Vany

economist

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Arthur S. De Vany is an American economist who has studied the Hollywood film industry and developed theories of evolutionary fitness focusing on nutrition and exercise in the paleo manner. He is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California, Irvine.
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The Black Swan
Second Edition
Nassim Nicholas Taleb - May 11, 2010 (first published in 2007)
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A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay,...
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Marvelous.     source
Fooled by Randomness
The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb - Aug 23, 2005
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Just as coincidence can be confused with causality, so the lucky idiot can be confused with the skilled investor. The realities of randomness and probability almost guarantee that, out of a large pool of random investors, a Warren Buffett will emerge just by luck. Taleb (the founder of Empirica L.L....
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I used Fooled by Randomness is a class I taught on the economics of uncertainty.     source
Neural Darwinism
The Theory Of Neuronal Group Selection
Gerald Edelman - Dec 05, 1987
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Already the subject of considerable pre-publication discussion, this magisterial work by one of the nation's leading neuroscientists presents a radically new view of the function of the brain and nervous system. Its central idea is that the nervous system in each individual operates as a selective system resembling natural selection in evolution, b...
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People who reverberate thoughts in their mind or ruminate a lot get depressed according to Neural Darwinism.     source