[ExI] susan jacoby & unreason

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat Feb 23 22:01:50 UTC 2008

On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 06:40:08PM +0000, Tom Nowell wrote:

>  It shows how we've been regressing since the
> enlightenment in so many ways, and how our financial
> experts are still as deluded as investors in the South
> Sea Bubble of 1720. Mildly depressing, but does allow
> for some wonderful chuckles at human folly.

Another good one is "Irrational Exhuberance" 2nd. ed. by Shiller,
and "Fooled by Randomness" and "Black Swan" by Taleb. Also reading
"My Life as a Quant" by Derman, which is boring and pretentious.

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