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The Black Swan of Cairo How Suppressing Volatility Makes the World Less Predictable and More Dangerous Nassim

@inproceedings{Taleb2011TheBS,
  title={The Black Swan of Cairo How Suppressing Volatility Makes the World Less Predictable and More Dangerous Nassim},
  author={Nicholas Taleb and Mark Blyth},
  year={2011}
}
of the U.S. political and economic elite? In 2008, when the global financial system imploded, the cry that no one could have seen this coming was heard everywhere, despite the existence of numerous analyses showing that a crisis was unavoidable. It is no surprise that one hears precisely the same response today regarding the current turmoil in the Middle East. The critical issue in both cases is the artificial suppression of volatility—the ups and downs of life—in the name of stability. It is… 

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