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The 12 Meanest Things Nassim Taleb Has Said About Economists – Business Insider

  • An economist is a mixture of 1 a businessman without common sense, 2 a physicist without brain, and 3 a speculator without balls.
  • A prostitute who sells her body temporarily is vastly more honorable than someone who sells his opinion for promotion or job tenure.
  • The artificial gives us hangovers, the natural inverse-hangovers. The joys of post-exercise, breaking a fast, meeting a friend, helping someone in trouble, or humiliating an economist are examples of inverse hangovers. Antifragility = series of earned inverse hangovers. They don’t come for free.

via Nassim Taleb On Economists – Business Insider.

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