Religion, Heuristics, and Intergenerational Risk Management

From the following URL, you can download a brief article by Nassim Taleb and Rupert Read about the benefits of religion when it comes to decision making.

http://econjwatch.org/articles/religion-heuristics-and-intergenerational-risk-management

 

As the abstract explains, the authors extol how religious dicta can prevent the accumulation of unnecessary risk.  The authors see the excessive accumulation of risk in recent times as a symptom of an overconfident society that no longer sees a need for God and religion.

 

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