Religion, Heuristics, and Intergenerational Risk Management

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Rupert Read ; Nassim Nicholas Taleb (2014)
  • Journal: Econ Journal Watch, volume 11, issue 2 May, pages 219-226
  • 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 cannot understand as being irrational, biased, and so on.
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