Our Latest Selection

Dave Killion — April 30, 2012

Having recently removed our heads from the intellectual vice that is “Contemporary Political Philosophy“, the Victoria Libertarian Book Club is very excited to start our next selection. On Thursday we are meeting to discuss the first part of Nassim Taleb’s “The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable” –

“A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them.”

I think I speak for the whole club when I say that we welcome a ‘playful’ book. As always, I encourage you to get a copy and follow along. Your comments will be warmly welcomed either here on the blog, or on our Facebook page. If you’d like to take part but lack either the time or inclination to take on a book, you can always visit the Econtalk archives to listen to two podcast interviews. The first is from 2007, when the book first came out, and the second is from 2010, after the release of the second edition. Join the fun!

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