10 “Other” Things Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us

10 “Other” Things Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us

And now, right back to it. A bullshit piece was published on Tuesday over at the Mises Institute called "What Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us." Let me just clear something up for the extraordinary number of people out there who seem to think that Taleb would be right at home in a roundtable discussion with, in no particular order, Socrates, Bertrand Russell, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Thomas Hobbes, John Stuart Mill, Immanuel Kant, Albert Einstein, Thomas Aquinas, Plato, Aristotle, Leonardo, and Jesus. "
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4 thoughts on “10 “Other” Things Nassim Taleb Can Teach Us

  1. Thanks for the write-up. I was one of the people who saw the original article and didn’t know any better. What are your thoughts on this whole “Mises Institute” thing? Reading some of their articles makes me wonder if they’re idiot savants or just idiots.

  2. Rather than attacking the validity of his claims:

    Economics is lost, mired in a quicksand of predictive models that fail to predict and macro-analysis that fails to analyze.
    Democratic politics is lost, ruined by bad actors with perverse incentives to burn capital rather than accumulate it.
    And academia is lost, still stuck in a centuries-old model run by hopelessly sheltered PhDs.

    you assassinate his character. Gee, I’m convinced. No need to disprove each of those points, points which are validated by so many examples.

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