Howard Friedman on The Value We Place on Life

Trend Following with Michael Covel | 17 April 2020 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Howard Friedman about his book Ultimate Price: The Value We Place on Life. Explains how economists and data scientists at corporations, regulatory agencies, and insurance companies develop and put a value on human life. Goes on to spotlight the logical flaws and limitations, and argues against the rampant unfairness.

Mark Perry on MacArthur’s Last Stand Against A Winless War

Trend Following with Michael Covel | 27 March 2020 | 0h 43m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Mark Perry about his article MacArthur’s Last Stand Against A Winless War. Discusses the origins of the Vietnam War, President’s Kennedy’s meeting with General Douglas MacArthur, and whether, if Kennedy had lived, he would have heeded MacArthur’s advice to “never fight a land war in Asia”.

Aaron Brown on Risk Management

Trend Following with Michael Covel | 11 June 2018 | 0h 45m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Aaron Brown, an expert on financial risk management and gambling, and author of Red-Blooded Risk, and The Poker Face of Wall Street, and co-author of A World of Chance. Starts with his introduction to quantitative approaches in poker and includes insights on the early days of quants in Wall Street, libertarianism and risk management.

Robert Kurson on Rocket Men

Trend Following with Michael Covel | 23 March 2018 | 0h 50m | Listen Later  | iTunes
Interview with Robert Kurson about his book Rocket Men, the inside story of Apollo 8 and the astronauts who took on the near-impossible challenge of mankind’s first mission to the Moon.