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Cautionary Tales

Pushkin Industries

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We tell our children unsettling fairy tales to teach them valuable life lessons, but these Cautionary Tales are for the education of the grown ups – and they are all true. Tim Harford (Financial Times, BBC, author of “Messy” and “The Undercover Econo...Show More


41:06 | Dec 6th, 2019

Both of the world’s greatest economists, Irving Fisher and John Maynard Keynes, thought they could see into the future and make a killing on the stock market - and then both were wiped out by the Wall...Show More
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Fascinating history lesson!

37:34 | Dec 27th, 2019

We may mock our ancestors for seeking the advice of oracles, soothsayers and psychics, but today we rely heavily on computer programs and math formulas to help us navigate our world. If we continue to...Show More
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What happens when we focus so much on outside instruction, we fail to see what's actually in front of us?

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33:37 | Nov 22nd, 2019

Galileo tried to teach us that adding more and more layers to a system intended to avert disaster often makes catastrophe all the more likely to happen. His basic lesson has been ignored in nuclear po...Show More
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