Congratulations @EricGarcetti. Amazing day for Los Angeles. Here we go!
We need a better GDP
The USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation
+1 for California!
THIS IS WATER - By David Foster Wallace (h/t @adamgoldenberg)
Nassim Taleb and Daniel Kahneman discusses Antifragility at NYPL
A fantastic discussion. The best exchange, and Kahneman’s core critique of Antifragility, comes at the 24 minute mark, where Taleb describes his “Turkey Story.” A turkey lives happily, well-fed for several years, until the “Black Swan” event a few days before Thanksgiving. Taleb argues, “Let’s not be Turkeys.” Kahneman, responds, “the Turkey has a pretty good life … this sort of worry-free life that the turkey enjoys until Thanksgiving, this is something we aspire to.” Later, Kahneman, adds, “we’re designed against what you want.”
I’m sure Kahneman is right on individual preferences — that is, after all, his life’s work. But even if an antifragile life (e.g. one that embraces volatility) isn’t for everyone, I’m not sure an antifragile economy & government necessitates antifragility at the individual level.