NASSIM TALEB ~ FOOLED BY RANDOMNESS ~ 2004

~ TREF ~ The Rare-Event Fallacy

~ TCSOCBTROOHFFTDOTIWCSA ~ This Conclusion Set Off Calls By The Religious Orders Of High Finance For The Destruction Of The Infidel Who Committed Such Apostasy

~ IDNMHFSS-IFITCTB ~ It Does Not Matter How Frequently Something Succeeds – If Failure Is Too Costly To Bear

~ YCDCUTWOE-ANCCYSTINSTAACE ~ You Can Disguise Charlatanism Under The Weight Of Equations – And Nobody Can Catch You Since There Is No Such Thing As A Controlled Experiment

~ TPO‘FE’CAWMDOP ~ The Practice Of “Financial Engineering” Came Along With Massive Doses Of Pseudoscience

~ LAEIOBSABOUALOR ~ Lumping All Economics In One Basket Shows A Bit Of Unfairness And Lack Of Rigor

~ TAOEHTUARE ~ The Attitude Of Epic Heroism That Usually Accompanies Rapid Enrichment

~ ATTDNPASOCUWIWBCW-WBTC ~ A Theory That Does Not Present A Set Of Conditions Under Which It Would Be Considered Wrong – Would Be Termed Charlatanism

~ AOSIOIWNPTIHTE-TWACITE ~ An Open Society Is One In Which No Permanent Truth Is Held To Exist – This Would Allow Counter-Ideas To Emerge

~ TMDWH-TMLWATDII ~ The More Data We Have – The More Likely We Are To Drown In It

~ ASKOPCLTWRTNKAA ~ A Small Knowledge Of Probability Can Lead To Worse Results Than No Knowledge At All

~ AOSOTW-IINFTWFTVC-A-OSTS-AOTS-WISAMPOTD ~ As One Sees Only The Winners – It Is Natural For Those Who Failed To Vanish Completely – Accordingly – One Sees The Survivors – And Only The Survivors – Which Imparts Such A Mistaken Perception Of The Odds

~ TMMND ~ Too Many Millionaires Next Door

~ TVOCITSCTAOPGRTTB-B-TINNT-IA-ESGAAM(OI)A ~ The Virtue Of Capitalism Is That Society Can Take Advantage Of People’s Greed Rather Than Their Benevolence – But – There Is No Need To – In Addition – Extol Such Greed As A Moral (Or Intellectual) Accomplishment

~ YRRDNLR ~ Yet Real Randomness Does Not Look Random

~ TMBGIITFTNTP ~ There May Be Great Information In The Fact That Nothing Took Place

~ BTPB ~ Beware The Philosopher Bureaucrat

~ OCMADWE ~ One Cannot Make A Decision Without Emotion

~ WFE(LB)-TFAE(N) ~ We Feel Emotions (Limbic Brain) – Then Find An Explanation (Neocortex)

~ SP‘M’R-PITAPFI ~ Somehow People “Measure” Risks – Particularly If They Are Paid For It

~ NMPIE-NEANP-IWNITWOTFM ~ Nobel Memorial Prize In Economics – Not Even A Nobel Prize – It Was Never In The Will Of The Famous Man

~ PCSAS-SIG-B-ISAD ~ People Confuse Science And Scientists – Science Is Great – But – Individual Scientists Are Dangerous

HANNAH ARENDT ~ ELISABETH YOUNG-BRUEHL ~ WHY ARENDT MATTERS ~ 2006

~ “VIAPL”-PWHFTROH-BM ~ “Vital Interests And Personal Liberty” – Pursued Without Heed For The Rest Of Humankind – Become Meaningless

~ WCUCFB-IFAWTENL-TETA ~ We Cannot Use Concepts From Before – Inherited From A World That Exists No Longer – To Explore The After

~ TBOE ~ The Banality Of Evil

~ EITDT-WHTRTESI ~ Even In The Darkest Times – We Have The Right To Expect Some Illumination

~ TDIWCW-T-O-LS-B-P-TPSWPCRT-ASOA ~ The Darkness Is What Comes When – The – Open – Light Spaces – Between – People – The Public Spaces Where People Can Reveal Themselves – Are Shunned Or Avoided

~ TMW ~ The Modern World

~ TMEPCFJTEOOT:WILTTROWIN? ~ The Most Essential Political Criterion For Judging The Events Of Our Time: Will It Lead To Totalitarian Rule Or Will It Not?

~ TINAWRW ~ There Is No Arguing With Religious Warriors

~ NOIBBAT-OIIOBRTT ~ No One Is Born Banal And Thoughtless – Or Is Incapable Of Being Restored To Thoughtfulness

~ FORAT ~ Failure Of Remembrance And Thought

STEVE SALERNO ~ SHAM ~ 2005

~ HHOH ~ Hopelessly Hooked On Help

~ S-H-A-A-M (SHAM) ~ Self-Help And Actualization Movement

~ WIMF?-YNMOI-YANMOI ~ When Its Methods Fail? – You Need More Of It – You Always Need More Of It

~ T-DOGS-CB-RT ~ The – Dearth Of Good Science – Can Be – Recognized Throughout

~ W-MTNBOSWDTT-O-TNAT… ~ Well – Maybe The Next Book Or Seminar Will Do The Trick – Or – The Next After That…

~ TENA ~ The Emperor’s New Attitude

~ ST ~ SportsThink

~ WTBSWW-A-HIAW-A-TDT ~ Wanting To Believe Something Will Work – And – Having It Actually Work – Are – Two Different Things

~ ‘ICDE’ ~ “Impulse Control Disorder”

~ OTBOLONS ~ On The Basis Of Little Or No Science

~ EI-HA-PP ~ Everyone – Has A – Pet Phrase

~ BADAS[O]SE ~ Blame All Disappointments And Setbacks On Someone Else

~ WAWSBTBIM-TWMUV-ATWMTR ~ We All Want So Badly To Believe In Miracles – That’s What Makes Us Vulnerable – And – That’s What Makes Them Rich

HENRY GIROUX ~ THE MOUSE THAT ROARED

~ MPI ~ Mass-Produced Images

~ MPIFODLACOMIPAD ~ Mass-Produced Images Fill Our Daily Lives And Condition Our Most Intimate Perceptions And Desires

~ CPAIEIAAOELHGE ~ Corporate Power And Its Expansion Into All Aspects Of Everyday Life Has Grown Exponentially

~ TCOELAWTWODIASRC-TNWCTAOR ~ The Commercialization Of Everyday Life Along With The Waning Of Democratic Institutions And Social Relations Continues – Though Not Without Countervailing Tendencies And Organized Resistance

~ TI ~ Trademarking Innocence