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Radical uncertainty, John Kay, Mervyn King

Label
Radical uncertainty
Title
Radical uncertainty
Statement of responsibility
John Kay, Mervyn King
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Uncertainty pervades the big decisions we all make in our lives. How much should we pay into our pensions each month? Should we take regular exercise? Expand the business? Change our strategy? Enter a trade agreement? Take an expensive holiday? We do not know what the future will hold. But we must make decisions anyway. So we crave certainties which cannot exist and invent knowledge we cannot have. But humans are successful because they have adapted to an environment that they understand only imperfectly. Throughout history we have developed a variety of ways of coping with the radical uncertainty that defines our lives. This incisive and eye-opening book draws on biography, history, mathematics, economics and philosophy to highlight the most successful - and most short-sighted - methods of dealing with an unknowable future. Ultimately, the authors argue, the prevalent method of our age falls short, giving us a false understanding of our power to make predictions, leading to many of the problems we experience today. Tightly argued, provocative and written with wit and flair, Radical Uncertainty is at once an exploration of the limits of numbers and a celebration of human instinct and wisdom
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kay, J. A.
Dewey number
658.403
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
King, Mervyn A
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economics
  • Uncertainty
  • Decision making
Target audience
adult
Label
Radical uncertainty, John Kay, Mervyn King
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Decision-making for an unknowable future" -- Cover
  • Published by W. W. Norton & Company, 2020
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000069977634
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 526 pages
Isbn
9780349143996
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021064815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1275779675
Label
Radical uncertainty, John Kay, Mervyn King
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Decision-making for an unknowable future" -- Cover
  • Published by W. W. Norton & Company, 2020
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000069977634
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 526 pages
Isbn
9780349143996
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021064815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1275779675

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