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Publication Name: Magic, Maths and Money

Brief description: The Relationship between Science and Finance.

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Joined: October 10th, 2011


Magic, Maths and Money wrote a new blog post titled Antifragility and justice

p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; direction: ltr; line-height: 120%; text-align: left; }a:link { color: rgb(0, 0, 255); } Towards the end of last week I noticed a flotsam on my Twitter feed coming from a storm involving NN Taleb and the prominent British classisist Prof Beard. The origins were in a BBC schools animation that depicted a Roman soldier as dark skinned. This elicited a response on Infowars that the BBC was re-writing history. I was interested in this because that week my family had driven down to theVindolanda and Roman Army Museums on Hadrian’s Wall and I had been struck that a...
(197 days ago)

Magic, Maths and Money wrote a new blog post titled Why mathematics has not been effective in economics

p { margin-bottom: 0.25cm; line-height: 120%; } There are three types of mathematician: those who can count and those who can't. It takes a few seconds to get this joke the first time you hear it, and every once and a while when I tell it to a class one student will raise a hand and asked for the 'third type'. Its a good joke because it challenges assumptions, here the assumption is that mathematics is concerned with arithmetic, which is just a minor branch of number theory. At the end of June, before I went on holiday, I had been thinking about the role of mathematics in democracy. This...
(208 days ago)

Magic, Maths and Money wrote a new blog post titled Political and Financial Crises

My book, Ethics in Quantitative Finance, was motivated by the wish to understand the relationship between mathematics and financial ethics in the aftermath of the Credit Crisis (GFC).  While the GFC occured a decade ago, the topics discussed in Ethics in Quantitative Finance are still relevant today as the UK endures a "Great Political Crisis", a year after voting to leave the European Union.  Had someone drawn a connection between mathematics, ethics and politics for me in 2006 I would have ignored them, suggesting that the scholarship underpinning the book is transformative. A...
(242 days ago)