Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A thought from Nassim Taleb

A simple exercise to understand why the world represented by the press is not the one in which we live: Consider that about 6,200 persons die every day in the United States, many from preventable causes. Compare to what people think from exposure to the media (hurricanes, murders, freak accidents, etc.). Then generalize to about anything discussed in the press. Then call any journalist you run into a fraud.

-Nassim Taleb

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