Religion, heuristics and intergenerational risk-management

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Rupert Read; Nassim Nicholas Taleb;
  • Journal: volume 11,issue 2 May,pages219-226
  • Subject: Risk management,religion,rationality
    • jel: jel:A13 | jel:A12 | jel:L26 | jel:Z12 | jel:Z13

Religions come with risk-​managing interdicts and heuristics, and they carry such interdicts and heuristics across generations. We remark on such facets of religion in relation to a propensity among some decision scientists and others to regard practices that they canno... View more
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