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.


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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