Quote of the Day – Oleg Volk (11/8/2012)

The resources obtained by such knowledge and the security provided by those resources are the real reason why being well to do is valued — it has less to do with the mythical greed and more with keeping self and family safe and secure.

Oleg VolkKnowledge As a Defensive Fortification
November 8, 2012


[First go read the whole thing.

He's right on every last point.  It's a matter of avoidance and lowering risk.  Now I will note that risk never reaches zero.  A friend of mine is a wonderful example of how people can still end up a statistical outlier on this front.

But like most things it's a risk reward system.  Knowledge works as a defense in multiple ways.  Knowledge of history ultimately can serve as a very useful tool. -B]

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