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Anti-Semitism is the socialism of fools
This post is my response to the warning from the former Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks of the dangers of "doing nothing" to combat anti-Semitism . The concern raised by Lord Sacks is that anti-Semitism appears widespread in the far left, as well as in its ...
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The Golden Rule
There are two versions of the Golden Rule. The standard is “ Do to others what
you want them to do to you ” and appears in most developed religions.
Colloquially it is “Those that have the gold, make the rules”. Someone raised this distinction on my work in...
The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule
magic-maths-money.blogspot.com
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The Golden Rule
There are two versions of the Golden Rule. The standard is “ Do to others what
you want them to do to you ” and appears in most developed religions.
Colloquially it is “Those that have the gold, make the rules”. Someone raised this distinction on my work in...
The Golden Rule
The Golden Rule
magic-maths-money.blogspot.com
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Mathematical Finance
I wrote this piece for the National Institute for Economic and Social Research's Rebuilding Macroeconomics project. There are
three types of mathematicians: those that can count and those that can’t. This
aphorism challenges the public perception of mathema...
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Antifragility and justice
Towards the end
of last week I noticed a flotsam on my Twitter feed coming from a
storm involving NN Taleb and the prominent British classisist Prof
Beard. The origins were in a BBC schools animation that depicted a Roman soldier as dark skinned. This eli...
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Antifragility and justice
Towards the end
of last week I noticed a flotsam on my Twitter feed coming from a
storm involving NN Taleb and the prominent British classisist Prof
Beard. The origins were in a BBC schools animation that depicted a Roman soldier as dark skinned. This eli...
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Why mathematics has not been effective in economics
There are three
types of mathematician: those who can count and those who can't. It takes a few
seconds to get this joke the first time you hear it, and every once
and a while when I tell it to a class one student will raise a hand
and asked for the 'third ...
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Political and Financial Crises
My book, Ethics in Quantitative Finance , was motivated by the wish to understand the relationship between mathematics and financial ethics in the aftermath of the Credit Crisis (GFC).  While the GFC occured a decade ago, the topics discussed in Ethics in Q...
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Egyptian and Mesopotamian approaches in economics
My previous post was born out of my frustration that some feel that there is a 'clash of cultures' that will inevitably lead to conflict between east and west/Islam and Christianity.  My view is that within Europe, the Middle East or China there are tension...
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A Financial Approach to the 'Clash of Cultures'
Noah Smith has posed a question that resulted in a tweet
thread Question for historians: Has anyone written of a unique, deep-rooted enmity between Europeans and Middle Easterners? https://t.co/O5pJP1BkFl — Noah Smith (@Noahpinion) May 17, 2017 He later hig...
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