Daily Archives: October 24, 2011

The world’s population will reach 7 billion at the end of October. Don’t panic

IN 1950 the whole population of the earth—2.5 billion—could have squeezed, shoulder to shoulder, onto the Isle of Wight, a 381-square-kilometre rock off southern England. By 1968 John Brunner, a British novelist, observed that the earth’s people—by then 3.5 billion—would

The world’s population will reach 7 billion at the end of October. Don’t panic

IN 1950 the whole population of the earth—2.5 billion—could have squeezed, shoulder to shoulder, onto the Isle of Wight, a 381-square-kilometre rock off southern England. By 1968 John Brunner, a British novelist, observed that the earth’s people—by then 3.5 billion—would

Part 4: How Nassim Taleb turned the inevitability of disaster into an investment strategy

Malcolm Gladwell From: NewYorker Magazine’s Archive 4. A year after Nassim Taleb came to visit him, Victor Niederhoffer blew up. He sold a very large number of options on the S. & P. index, taking millions of dollars from other

Part 4: How Nassim Taleb turned the inevitability of disaster into an investment strategy

Malcolm Gladwell From: NewYorker Magazine’s Archive 4. A year after Nassim Taleb came to visit him, Victor Niederhoffer blew up. He sold a very large number of options on the S. & P. index, taking millions of dollars from other