U.K.: “Even mathematicians run scared of our libel laws now”

According to Nick Cohen in the Observer/Guardian, some British mathematicians are afraid to publish critiques of “quant” models and techniques employed in the banking and financial worlds for fear of being taken to court under the country’s famously pro-plaintiff defamation laws. More on the Singh case (critic sued by chiropractic association) here and here.

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