Information, Ants & Inequality

Most of us are unaware of how our actions lead to self-organizing behavior.
— Diego Espinosa

What can studying ants and complexity theory teach us about fairness, market meltdowns and more? It turns out that understanding complexity can save us all a lot of WTF. This week we talk with Diego Espinosa, professor of finance at the University of San Diego and founder of Sistema Research

Diego Espinosa

Diego Espinosa

Diego is a former money manager who discovered a self-reinforcing link between our craving for certainty and unchecked positive feedback loops in the financial system. Find out who the "certainty merchants" are how information travels through human networks to create positive feedback loops and sweeping trends that, when the brakes give out, can test the very limits of our socioeconomic bonds. 

...And stay tuned for Part 2 next week.

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