Thorp's "book Beat the Market
. . . helped launch the derivatives revolution that transformed world securities markets."
Yeah, like it threatens to "transform" much of the developed world's population into sans-culottes
, for example the rioting mobs in Iceland. (I guess the Icelanders haven't figured out yet that if your country goes to hell, there's money to be made in piracy, following the Somalians' example.)