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Nassim Nicholas Taleb: My Letter Addressing the Guardian’s Distortions (2009)

From 2009, revisited in context of recent Guardian reviews.

I used to think that the US press was guilty of distortions. Recent events changed my mind, as UK anti-Cameron papers tried to cut and paste from my talk to weaken him by trying to demonize me. The problem is that they got my ideas backwards on every single point. Such lack of ethics, I am certain, would have never happened in the US. Here is my letter to the Guardian:

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Dear sirs,

I am extremely honored to see my conversation with MP David Cameron at the RSA so repeatedly covered in your paper. However I was astonished by the representations that you made as they were in complete reverse to my positions on three subjects: the environment, market crashes, and taxation of the rich…

via Nassim Nicholas Taleb: My Letter Addressing the Guardian’s Distortions.

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