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An Economist Walks into XXXX

April 2nd, 2019, 2:45 pm

An Economist Walks into XXXX And Other Unexpected Places to Understand Risk
 
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Re: An Economist Walks into XXXX

April 2nd, 2019, 7:18 pm

Tacky title.
 
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Re: An Economist Walks into XXXX

April 2nd, 2019, 7:35 pm

Tacky title.
Hey there, people who live in glass houses..,I saw what you said about the Members of Parliament today. : D

This book will become a bestseller, just like Freakonomics. Looks fun and I ordered it this morning.  Now we will see what Barnes and Noble offers up based on my apparent new reading preferences.

Bodice rippers with Fabio on the cover?

Lady Chatterley's XXXX?

Anais Nin - when she talked about the Delta of Venus, she was not referring to the sensitivity to or of the underlying, or a nice greenish planet, or a Greek Goddess... or maybe she was! Hehe.

Well, it is a busy day here, but I have ordered even more books than this and back to spring cleaning now.

An Economist walked up the stairs into my attic and said... :Q
 
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Re: An Economist Walks into XXXX

April 2nd, 2019, 10:58 pm

Tacky title.
I disagree. "An Economist Walks into a Whorehouse" could reasonably be considered tacky, if that is even still a thing. I did read some excerpts on Amazon and it seems thoroughly researched and very clearly written.  
 
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Re: An Economist Walks into XXXX

April 3rd, 2019, 7:16 am

tacky or not, it is serious stuff, even endorsed by a Nobel

"In this delightful book... She teaches these principles while entertaining us...Whether a complete novice or a seasoned risk professional, the reader is in for a treat: Bon Appetit!" – R.C.M.
 
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Re: An Economist Walks into XXXX

April 3rd, 2019, 11:23 am

Based on the excerpts, it's quite boring if the reader doesn't share the author's brothel fundamentalist perspective.
 
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Re: An Economist Walks into XXXX

April 3rd, 2019, 11:33 am

You are all very prudish!
 
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Re: An Economist Walks into XXXX

April 4th, 2019, 3:49 pm

Tacky title.
I disagree. "An Economist Walks into a Whorehouse" could reasonably be considered tacky, if that is even still a thing. I did read some excerpts on Amazon and it seems thoroughly researched and very clearly written.  
The contents seem to be tacky as well.
 
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Re: An Economist Walks into XXXX

April 4th, 2019, 4:38 pm

.., even endorsed by a Nobel

LOL
 
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Re: An Economist Walks into XXXX

April 4th, 2019, 4:43 pm

Tacky title.
I disagree. "An Economist Walks into a Whorehouse" could reasonably be considered tacky, if that is even still a thing. I did read some excerpts on Amazon and it seems thoroughly researched and very clearly written.  
The contents seem to be tacky as well.
I wonder if in the current climate Emanuel Derman's two condom combinatorial problem, described in is autobiography, would be sailing too close to the wind.

I hope not. Interesting, educational, provocative (if not entirely practical).
 
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Re: An Economist Walks into XXXX

April 5th, 2019, 11:29 am

Risk management techniques try to kill too many birds with one stone. That approach assumes that the birds are vewy vewy stupid ;-)

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Re: An Economist Walks into XXXX

April 5th, 2019, 1:35 pm

What's so exciting about Nevada, anyways? Middle of nowhere and hassle!

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Re: An Economist Walks into XXXX

April 5th, 2019, 5:32 pm

My favourite place for getting married.
 
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Re: An Economist Walks into XXXX

April 5th, 2019, 6:31 pm

I know one better

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April 5th, 2019, 7:31 pm

I know one better

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