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Taleb says Musk’s comment on coronavirus panic being ‘dumb’ is what’s dumb

Taleb says Musk’s comment on coronavirus panic being ‘dumb’ is what’s dumb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, whose book “The Black Swan” foreshadowed the 2008 global financial crisis, responded to Elon Musk’s tweet about what he called a panic over the coronavirus with a brief lesson on probability and human endurance over the millennia. “[T]he coronavirus panic is dumb,” Musk, the CEO of SpaceX …

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Smart Kids Prone to Dumb Choices on Pot, Booze

News Picture: Smart Kids Prone to Dumb Choices on Pot, Booze

THURSDAY, Feb. 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Smart students usually know better than to light up a cigarette. But when it comes to drinking alcohol or smoking marijuana, these same whiz kids are likely to let knowledge take a backseat to “party” time. New research from the United Kingdom revealed …

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