David K. Hurst, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

In modern times we have become increasingly preoccupied with prediction, and blind to the value of antifragility. As a result, iatrogenic damage (harm caused by well-meaning interventions) has become ubiquitous. Antibiotics spawn superbugs; the propping up of dictators leads to violent revolution; and the construction of permanent structures on impermanent shorelines becomes a sure prescription for mass destruction.

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