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Nassim Taleb Channels Charles Darwin

Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. Random House, New York. 426 pages, $30

       Nassim Nicholas Taleb; (Photo: Bloomberg)  Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a former trader who pioneered the concept of tail risk hedge funds — portfolios designed to lose small amounts of money most of the time but soar when the markets crash — gave up the financial business after his 2007 book “The Black

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