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How Much Risk Should You Take Now?

To decide, you need to understand ‘micromorts’

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My favorite word I learned during the pandemic was “micromort.” I discovered the micromort from a piece in the New York Times by David C. Roberts, which explained that a micromort is measurement used by scientists (and insurance companies) to calculate risk. A micromort, Roberts writes, is equivalent to a one-in-a-million…




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Will Leitch

Will Leitch

I write about these tumultuous times 3x a week. Author of five books, including “How Lucky.” NYMag/MLB.. Founder, Deadspin.

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