All Bets Are Off

Sad story of Intrade, bookmaker which diversified from sports betting into prediction markets, trading futures contracts based on world events: “If the event occurred (Argo to win Best Picture), the contract was worth $10. If it didn’t (Mitt Romney to win the presidency), the contract was worth nothing”. But Intrade didn’t have much luck predicting its own future: the CEO died on Everest in 2011 and the company collapsed a year later (5,500 words)

Sam Harris On Martial Arts And Atheism

Interview. The advocate of atheism is also an expert on self-defence — martial arts, knife-fighting, guns — and happy to share some tips: “A knife attack is always a disaster for an unarmed person. A person who is seriously intent upon killing you with a knife is not going to attack in the way you’ve learned to expect from martial-arts class. Getting cut with a knife of any size is physiologically horrible in a way that few people realize” (2,889 words)

We hope you are enjoying The Browser


Thanks for exploring the Browser


Thanks for exploring The Browser


Thanks for exploring The Browser


Welcome to The Browser


Log in to The Browser


Share this link via email


Email Sent