PBS’ News Hour recently featured a Paul Solman interview of Benoit Mandelbrot, a mathemetician known for his work on Chaos Theory, and Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the book “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable.” It offers unique insights into our current financial crisis, drawing from the perspectives of Chaos Theory and Complexity. Their joint message appears to be these are very disturbing and unsettling times – more than we even realize. (That’s reassuring!) You can see it here.
"Of one thing I feel certain: this same technical progress which, in itself, might relieve mankind of the great part of the labor necessary to its subsistence, is the main cause of our present misery. Hence there are those who would in all seriousness forbid the introduction of technical improvements. This is obviously absurd. But how can we find a more rational way out of our dilemma?" ~ Albert Einstein
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