TITLE

Religion, Heuristics, and Intergenerational Risk Management

AUTHOR(S)
Read, Rupert; Taleb, Nassim Nicholas
PUB. DATE
May 2014
SOURCE
Econ Journal Watch;May2014, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p219
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the role of religious or quasi-religious thinking on professional economics and for system-risk management heuristics. Topics include the problem and accumulation of silent risks, debt, and the philosophy of religion. It highlights the importance of religion as sound heuristics for resisting gambler's ruin and related hazards, as well as its significance to the lives of human beings.
ACCESSION #
96430134

 

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