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@nntaleb Ironically, Algeria (who had an experience w/them) stands against the Salifis, while France supports them in Syria.   Permalink 6:28 PM – 20 Dec 2016

@nntaleb 2) The biggest mistake with fat tails is that people (even statisticians) conflate “infinite variance” & “infinite variations” @DrCirillo Permalink 2:55 PM – 20 Dec 2016

@nntaleb .@stampede331 @Ayan_Dutta1981 Why don’t you fuck off and go read some author to satisfy your agenda. Permalink 2:49 PM – 20 Dec 2016

@nntaleb By writing… history books @byzantinepower Permalink 2:10 PM – 20 Dec 2016

@nntaleb .@jmaron9 ~ALL is never ALL, which IS the Black Swan idea. Permalink 2:08 PM – 20 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Starting to work with @DrCirillo on the Fat Tails book. Reverse engineered to help answer my exam questions. Permalink 12:53 PM – 20 Dec 2016

@nntaleb #FooledbyRandomness is abt how many successful businessmen are not as skilled as we think. But I hold that ~all bureaucrats are unskilled. Permalink 11:59 AM – 20 Dec 2016

@kapitalust This seems like the type of chart that @nntaleb would make to show Skin in the Game vs. IYI (via Ray Dalio:  ) ” target=”_blank”>”> Permalink 9:25 AM – 20 Dec 2016

@nntaleb 5) Statistical inference using background information/conditional probability, alas, cannot be made to be politically correct. Live with it. Permalink 5:45 AM – 20 Dec 2016

@nntaleb 4) Point of risktaking: had the perpetrator been a German librarian, the pseudoleft police would have kept using it for the rest of my life Permalink 4:47 AM – 20 Dec 2016

@ban_kanj 5 people arrested in Egypt for using children to stage fake news, on Aleppo.   Permalink 4:29 AM – 20 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Only vice versa @MCasiyo Permalink 6:55 PM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb At least they have skills in the real world: not IYIs & academics whose only skill is to write papers for academics.   Permalink 4:36 PM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb 3)Turned out that I was right about the “religion”. I like to stick my neck before info is public, just for existential riskloving reasons. Permalink 3:22 PM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Watch @Charles_Lister trying to demonize @TulsiGabbard as her bill against AlQaeda cooperation will put him in jail. Permalink 2:36 PM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Voila the promoter of Salafasism @Charles_Lister. I was, once again, right about my target.   Permalink 1:16 PM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The only terrorrist act in West by a Shiite in past few years was a German-Iranian NeoNazi Arian supremacist @ignaziano @RUFl0 Permalink 1:12 PM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb .@RUFl0 @ReutersWorld How many Levantine Christians,Armenians/ Ezidis/oth minorities have committed such acts in recent history? Exactly 0? Permalink 1:08 PM – 19 Dec 2016

@cjdelisle Given Taleb’s record for successfully picking unstable Goliaths to topple, things are not looking good for Saudi Arabia…   Permalink 1:04 PM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb A drunken driver would have had his problem before the market. Eastern Europeans… rare but outlier @robert_we Permalink 12:57 PM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Simply 99% of such acts are by Salafascists. A deranged German yoga instructor is possible, but very low probability. Permalink 12:53 PM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb As a trader and probabilist, let me guess. Odds that he is not a middle aged German baker. I venture: Jihadi 20-40.   Permalink 12:43 PM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Le Monde in headline doesn’t dare say “killed by a Jihadi” but “Killed by a bullet”. France MSM needs revamping!   Permalink 12:06 PM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Juan Cole is mandatory reading. Regular Syrians in Syria are fed up w/Rebels.   Permalink 11:31 AM – 19 Dec 2016

@WeAreLebanon The rain pouring down the streets of #Beirut By @julianasfarah #WeAreLebanon Permalink 11:14 AM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Mr Kessler, your reasoning abilities do not seem developed @OrenKessler Search for evidence/trail is NOT a conspiracy theory, even reverse. Permalink 10:10 AM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb This is the murder of an emissary. Best example in 491BC Spartans executing/throwing down Persian embassy down the well. @holland_tom Permalink 9:41 AM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Mr Kessler you were not discussing my scholarship (you can’t) but my listing AQaeda operatives in Think Tanks. #incoherent @OrenKessler Permalink 9:40 AM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Mr @OrenKessler, had you done scholarship instead of journalistic balderdash, you wd have known abt academic freedom   Permalink 9:34 AM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb 6) “Intellectuals” are still under severe emotional distress; it’s not just Trump.The anxiety of seeing their map of reality upside down. Permalink 9:22 AM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Fat Tony to N: Vilify *harmful* assholes for pleasure, to keep your training. But when you strike for revenge, wait, then do it only once. Permalink 8:03 AM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb I got a “journo” who spreads fake news about Syria @borzou to defend himself by spreading #fakenews about me! @GuruAnaerobic @EHSANI22 Permalink 6:55 AM – 19 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Thanks! Signed in. Those who want to register, mail address: @dellajoNYC Permalink 5:22 PM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Thanks! Signed up! @MakeAusGr8Again Permalink 5:21 PM – 18 Dec 2016

@AssalehAmer nassim is the kind of fucking courageous people humanity needs   Permalink 5:14 PM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The model is below; I have noproblem hiring investigators to get AlQaeda operatives in DC think tanks #skininthegame   Permalink 5:10 PM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Fundamentalism starts with being literal about beliefs. @JAnthonyWare Permalink 5:03 PM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Starting a register/tracking AlQaeda think tank & journos agents 1) Sources of funds 2) Positions on Yemen/Syria… Volunteers. Funded by ME Permalink 4:57 PM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Nicene Creed: from Credere (or in Greek Pisteuo) doesn’t mean epistemic belief but doxastic, commitment to trust. @JAnthonyWare Permalink 4:25 PM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Ryan, the dogma of atheism is thinking beliefs *of others* are epistemic & LITERAL, like e=mc^2, not allegorical & functional @funtime_bobby Permalink 4:15 PM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb C’est la trahison des clercs! Resume de la guerre en Syrie.   Permalink 3:07 PM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Well kept secret: for selfowned people, unlike the rest, the ability to make money (hence make decisions) does not really decline with age. Permalink 1:11 PM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb OK, #Salafascism it is. Thanks everyone for voting.   Permalink 12:44 PM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The paper Permalink 7:28 AM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Finally, paper done. Found the exact bound for price of binary estimate & volatility of electoral vote! 538 klueless Permalink 7:26 AM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The #Salafascist cancer will stop w/the impending bankruptcy of #SaudiBarbaria. Good News: Solar has gamma (convex)   Permalink 5:57 AM – 18 Dec 2016

@alxpr1c3 @yaneerbaryam intelligence is rigorously described by @nntaleb (photo from @mdvex ) Permalink 5:17 AM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb 3/Trading and real science (not science journalism/college scientism) are same. Feynman:”Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.” Permalink 5:05 AM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb “Bulls make money Bears make money Sheep get slaughtered.” Fat Tony, in #Skininthegame Permalink 4:42 AM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Best training ever for rigor & critical reasoning is…TRADING. You can ONLY survive long term by going against wrong CONSENSUS by “experts” Permalink 4:29 AM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Best training ever for rigor & critical reasoning is…TRADING. You can ONLY survive long term by going against wrong CONSENSUS by experts Permalink 4:29 AM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb PETER HITCHENS: Amid the bombs of Aleppo, all you can hear are the lies   Permalink 4:23 AM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb No, imbecile, it is how religions interact w/non Moslems (takfiris), not their eschatology. @ericswerdlin Permalink 4:12 AM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The Romans treated harshly religions that *rejected* other rituals (s.a. Christianity). For the rest, everything goes. @crd37 Permalink 4:09 AM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The East Aleppo Rebels ARE Al Qaeda. American elites are either idiots or influenced by PR shills for Saudi Barbaria. @JohnGeard Permalink 3:51 AM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Iran/Shiites vs West is geopolitics, w/social-religious tolerance. Salafis vs West is social-religious incompatibility (hidden by oil $)! Permalink 3:37 AM – 18 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Only allowed homeopathy in place of placebo for restricted circumstance. Rationalwiki is fake news! @borzou @GuruAnaerobic @EHSANI22 Permalink 4:54 PM – 17 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Fabricator @borzou is using fake news rationalwiki. This is what I WROTE abt Homeopathy @GuruAnaerobic @EHSANI22 Permalink 4:53 PM – 17 Dec 2016

@nntaleb 5) Gray discussed 19th C Russian writers who were like me, both Orthodox & classical pagans, e.g. Merezhkovsky Permalink 3:56 PM – 17 Dec 2016

@nntaleb 4) Pagans unlike monotheists and atheists don’t have heresies. Permalink 3:27 PM – 17 Dec 2016

@nntaleb 3) A long, 4 hour conversation with Isiah Berlin would consist in 3 hours and 50 minutes of gossip. Permalink 3:26 PM – 17 Dec 2016

@nntaleb 2/ Michael Oakeshot the philosopher of small “c” conservatism had at some point six mistresses, all wives of leftist professors. Permalink 3:21 PM – 17 Dec 2016

@nntaleb 1/ Conversation with John Gray. Any “thinker” who strays from the allowed script experiences something similar to leprosy. Permalink 3:19 PM – 17 Dec 2016

@nntaleb John Gray in New York for some flaneuring in spite of the weather. Permalink 10:52 AM – 17 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The Fox/Hedgehog split has turned into big BS. It works on narrow local separable noncomplex system related issues.   Permalink 8:43 AM – 17 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The #Lindyeffect what they learned is still valid today; what your children learn outside math survives a few years   Permalink 8:08 AM – 17 Dec 2016

@nntaleb *By definition* a Salafi is *not allowed* to think in a way that strays an inch from the 7 C. “ancestors” Generations not allowed to think! Permalink 6:20 AM – 17 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Note the point that Salafism is NOT a “religion”. It is a criminal party.   Permalink 5:54 AM – 17 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Reason the Salafis didn’t kill more pple in history is low IQ, sheer military incompetence & lack of weapons.   Permalink 5:41 AM – 17 Dec 2016

@nntaleb “In the box GMOs” yes works very very well as no tail risk/complexity effects. @MellowOchre Permalink 5:23 AM – 17 Dec 2016

@nntaleb My problem is that as bad as Hitler’s Nazis were, Salafism is one order of magnitude worse, e.g. ISIS. @XFaure Permalink 4:43 AM – 17 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Jihad is positive; in Arabic means the exact opposite: effort for improvement => Ijtihad = improve religion. @InternetHindus Permalink 4:42 AM – 17 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The “left”s infatuation w/AlQaeda can be broken by a LABEL Islamofascism is unfair (incl Shiites & secular Sunnis) Permalink 4:38 AM – 17 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Meeting the anonymous @EHSANI22 for a conversation about the IYIs we have been fighting on twitter. Permalink 6:18 PM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Techne episteme. We messed up the balance! @TheMainstand Permalink 3:55 PM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Our precautionary principle page / busting GMOs   @PaesurBiey Permalink 3:48 PM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Educated in 1860 was educated Today educated is starting to be overeducated & brainwashed, just like overfed, overprotected, & overmedicated Permalink 3:47 PM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Fake journalists/Al-Qaeda apologists s.a. @borzou call pple “sectarian” and “racist” when exposed, use identity politics to hide @EHSANI22 Permalink 3:03 PM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb ~40% of GMO studies have financial conflicts of interest   Permalink 2:43 PM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb It all started that because pseudolefts are swayed by terms, to use Islamofascism, unfair for Islam. Now Salafifascism works. @Priapus_D Permalink 12:54 PM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb We need a sect/designation “Sunni nonWahabi” to simplify. @Priapus_D Permalink 12:30 PM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb My point is to narrow down the designation “Islam” to specific sects that include Wahabis and Salafis, exclude Shiites who have none of that Permalink 12:01 PM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb .@holland_tom @Super_ayatollah @RussianCarousel @JingDoc Tom this one can download from Univ. Permalink 11:42 AM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Shiites are very, very tolerant w/Christians. Time for the MSM to substitute “Islamic Jihad” w/ “Sunni Jihad”   Permalink 10:08 AM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Friends, does anyone knows well Popper’s explicit discussion of “causality”? Well enough to summarize in a tweet? Permalink 9:33 AM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb In @newtgingrich IYI mvt, identify operatives giving cover to Al Qaeda/Jihad: @shadihamid @MiddleEastInst @borzou Permalink 8:48 AM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Most IYIs who are pro-mass immigration never went drinking with an immigrant cab driver. #Skininthegame.   Permalink 7:22 AM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Looks like the Syrian War summary is spreading…   Permalink 7:13 AM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Added this detail to the summary of the Syrian war   ” target=”_blank”>”> Permalink 5:56 AM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb .@HappyRussians I was being censored IN NEW YORK for a US book! Permalink 5:37 AM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb .@alejand06640904 @PVanderHallen Marsalia Marsa-El comes from port of God in Phoenicien. Ramatuelle: Ramat El, Hill of God Permalink 5:31 AM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb I forgot that Syria was in The Black Swan. I need to add my warning about the collapse to the Medium piece.   Permalink 5:29 AM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb I forgot: Fight with Chinese censorship. Vastly more sophisticated than the low IQ stooges of Saudi Barbaria   Permalink 4:48 AM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The only compliments I care about relate to courage. Intellect is a cheap currency.   Permalink 4:46 AM – 16 Dec 2016

@nntaleb My 2016 fights: GMOs, DONE (biz is busting) IYI academobureaucrats, DONE (in mourning/hiding) Islamofascist shills, IN PROGRESS Good year! Permalink 6:50 PM – 15 Dec 2016

@nntaleb My friend @Ehsani22 is Aleppine, being lectured by busted Al Qaeda promoter Borzou Daraghi abt his own city.   Permalink 5:10 PM – 15 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Shadi Hamid’s positions shows that he wants the U.S. to send help to ALQAEDA of Sept 11. He is a cryptoIslamist. Shame! @KS1729 @shadihamid Permalink 2:05 PM – 15 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Great: *Intellectual Yet Idiot* piece making it to policy, leading to purges!   @Scaramucci ” target=”_blank”>”> Permalink 11:52 AM – 15 Dec 2016

@nntaleb I name names elsewhere & uncover think tank fabricators. Check twitter feed @falameufilho Permalink 10:17 AM – 15 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Marseilles (Marsa) and Ramatuelle are Phoenician names @ekinilvalentino Permalink 7:32 AM – 15 Dec 2016

@nntaleb There were Phoenician settlements among the Ionians, such as Miletus. There were also (I suspect) in Crete @alejand06640904 @PVanderHallen Permalink 7:31 AM – 15 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Read tweet as: Greeks mostly East, Phoenicians mostly West. @InjuredThales @PVanderHallen Permalink 6:23 AM – 15 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Plus Ibiza, Cadix, Catalunia, etc. It is an overall tendency. The Phoenicians were pushed West by the Greeks. @PVanderHallen Permalink 6:12 AM – 15 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Greek settls: Lybia, Syria, Alexandria, E Sicily, S Italy. Phoenicians: N. Africa, Spain, Malta, Sardinia, Corsica, W Sicily @PVanderHallen Permalink 6:06 AM – 15 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The absurdity is that Hannibal, a Phoenician from the West, took refuge in Syria, which was then Greek. Permalink 6:04 AM – 15 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Mediterranean du Jour: The Phoenicians had a tendency to build settlements West and North. The Greeks went South and East. Permalink 5:50 AM – 15 Dec 2016

@Kaushal_75 Ah the lucid prose this man @nntaleb can write and what atrocious obscure tweets!!   Permalink 5:31 AM – 15 Dec 2016

@nntaleb I just published “The Syrian War Condensed: A more Rigorous Way to Look at the Conflict”   Permalink 3:41 AM – 15 Dec 2016

@ibrahimshahed2 “final messages” in #Aleppo (@Mr_Alhamdo @Linashamy @BilalKareem @AlabedBana) From @IntheNow_tweet by @AnissaNow Permalink 2:08 AM – 15 Dec 2016

@kyleschen a while ago i collected 44 of my favorite @nntaleb tidbits, here they are:   Permalink 5:05 PM – 14 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Application of the minority rule: all it takes is a ~3% minority for “Merry Christmas” to become “Happy Holidays”   Permalink 3:11 PM – 14 Dec 2016

@nntaleb For many brain tumors, there is statistical significance. But no clear result for others yet because very few trials. @saifedean @ascarbs Permalink 2:50 PM – 14 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Les journalistes francais ne savent pas faire la difference entre affaires et rentes de situation etatique. Permalink 12:02 PM – 14 Dec 2016

@nntaleb C’est faux. Trump s’entourre de gens d’affaires, pas de bureaucrates, comme promis- ceux qui font tourner le monde.   Permalink 11:59 AM – 14 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Should I change the website for the Real World Risk Certificate? “Temporary” lasted 1y!   Permalink 11:35 AM – 14 Dec 2016

@letwit @nntaleb I linked to your Syria war table on a pro-gov & a pro-rebel reddit: got banned on both! I think it’s a good sign. Permalink 8:34 AM – 14 Dec 2016

@nntaleb You may not get rich by being honorable; but you will probably stay rich by being upright. Permalink 7:11 AM – 14 Dec 2016

@nntaleb It was not the 2012 edition but the 2016 reprint. @guardian   Permalink 6:57 AM – 14 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The reason Islamists took over the rebels in Syria: Minority rule. Add an Islamist to a nonIslamist group and…   Permalink 6:41 AM – 14 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Nassim Nicholas Taleb Explains Syrian Conflict In One Propaganda Free Chart   via @swarajyamag Permalink 6:02 AM – 14 Dec 2016

@nntaleb .@IsikOzturkeri This was corrected in V2. My spellchecker defauts to SaudiBarbaria Permalink 6:00 AM – 14 Dec 2016

@nntaleb A more rigorous look at the Syrian conflict (Version 2, corrected thanks to comments) Permalink 5:39 AM – 14 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Table is comparative: As bad as left column (Assad) can be, there’s nothing on right col (rebels) that is not worse Permalink 5:23 AM – 14 Dec 2016

@nntaleb RIP Tom Schelling. You were deeply right about the world. And you were a true scholar.   Permalink 5:06 AM – 14 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Draft of a table to make the Syrian conflict clear & remove propaganda financed by SaudiBarbaria Permalink 4:41 AM – 14 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Robert Fist has the courage to debunk the MSM bullshit. Your rebels “heroes” slaughtered civilians Permalink 4:28 AM – 14 Dec 2016

@illacertus If your anger decreases with time, you did injustice; if it increases, you suffered injustice. Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb) Permalink 5:29 PM – 13 Dec 2016

@IntheNow_tweet Independent Canadian journo totally crushes MSM reporter on what’s actually going on in Syria Permalink 11:00 AM – 13 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Robert Fisk has it right. There is more than one truth to tell in the terrible story of Aleppo   Permalink 9:39 AM – 13 Dec 2016

@yaneerbaryam Looking forward to the winter school, a chance to talk about important global developments with great speakers   Permalink 5:48 AM – 13 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Ancient Philology Du jour: دفتر from Greek for “second”, or “to repeat”.   Permalink 4:57 AM – 13 Dec 2016

@nntaleb U.S. author rejects Chinese censorship over Taiwan | Taiwan News   Permalink 4:36 AM – 13 Dec 2016

@nntaleb I added a comment to the Syria piece. Salafism is too dangerous to let my grudge rule   ” target=”_blank”>”> Permalink 4:05 AM – 13 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Assad the father blew up our house in Amioun in 1982. Yet I will not use this to stand w/the Jihadis. @DalrympleWill Permalink 3:59 AM – 13 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Putting the Syrian conflict under some serious auditing / shedding Saudi PR firms   @DalrympleWill Permalink 3:51 AM – 13 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Even my friend the great & insightful William Darlymple fell for alQaeda propaganda. These are Qaeda fighters. @DalrympleWill Permalink 3:40 AM – 13 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Most authors I was told complied. I assume hundreds kept their mouth shut. Not me. @yangfulei Permalink 2:58 AM – 13 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Thank you @SAlhir for exploring the concept further   Permalink 2:56 AM – 13 Dec 2016

@nntaleb A simpler solution a precision brain surgery on @LouiseMensch to improve her reasoning abilities.   Permalink 4:50 PM – 12 Dec 2016

@nntaleb This has nothing to do with Taiwan, but with censoring a US writer in the US!   Permalink 3:42 PM – 12 Dec 2016

@ceydak Must read.. via @EHSANI22 Permalink 12:47 PM – 12 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Lindy Effect: if you make it 1000 years you have >95% chance proba to make it 2000 @holland_tom Permalink 10:15 AM – 12 Dec 2016

@nntaleb The outrage is that a *US* author has his books *sold in the US* censored by the government of China because the book is printed there! Permalink 10:02 AM – 12 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Someone said that I am intransigent because I have F*** You money. No no no I have F*** You money because I have always been intransigent. Permalink 9:56 AM – 12 Dec 2016

@StephenFleming PSA: @nntaleb ’s superb “Antifragile” is on sale for two bucks in the Kindle store today. No excuses now.   Permalink 8:29 AM – 12 Dec 2016

@nntaleb … εἰ γὰρ αὐτῆς πειρήσαιο, οὐκ ἂν δόρασι συμβουλεύοις ἡμῖν περὶ αὐτῆς μάχεσθαι, ἀλλὰ καὶ πελέκεσι.”@jgmahoney @saifedean Permalink 6:42 AM – 12 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Any human who decides to voluntarily become a slave for enhanced lifestyle will *always* stay a slave, regardless of wealth. @saifedean Permalink 6:03 AM – 12 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Newt’s position repeatedly is that Trump should avoid hiring IYIs. @GadSaad @newtgingrich @seanhannity Permalink 5:53 AM – 12 Dec 2016

@ashokatluri @realDonaldTrump, you have company!   Permalink 5:42 AM – 12 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Random House was supportive and we changed printer!   Permalink 5:17 AM – 12 Dec 2016

@nntaleb This was the printer *in China* for US edition of #AntiFragile doing censorship of works published *in the U.S.*!   Permalink 5:14 AM – 12 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Printer of #Antifragile in China asked me to replace “Taiwan” w/”China, Taiwan”. I (angrily) said “No censorship!” Permalink 5:10 AM – 12 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Yes, #skininthegame, but not necessarily everywhere Permalink 4:24 AM – 12 Dec 2016

@nntaleb There is something shabby and frankly pathological in the “left”‘s romance with Sunni Islamists.   Permalink 3:34 AM – 12 Dec 2016

@nntaleb I much prefer Andy Bolton to John Bolton. Sorry, but I do.   Permalink 6:11 PM – 11 Dec 2016

@thackerpd Why do you polling guys still have jobs? And if you still have jobs, why are you tweeting with such confidence?   Permalink 12:12 PM – 11 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Evidence that @sapinker is a charlatan. He wrote this AFTER our papers Nontechnical paper:   ” target=”_blank”>”> Permalink 8:52 AM – 11 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Reviewers/BSvendors have trouble getting real life & why I will not let them review my next book @Scaramucci Permalink 7:23 AM – 11 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Fat Tony!   Permalink 5:22 AM – 11 Dec 2016

@DavidBCollum And not reading @nntaleb’s “Fooled by Randomness”…   Permalink 4:43 AM – 11 Dec 2016

@nntaleb About anyone who knows anything in finance spent time w/Wall Street firms. I worked for 5 (UBS,CSFB) yet fiercely independent @Scaramucci Permalink 1:22 PM – 10 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Respect is fragile & path dependent; regaining respect is much harder than gaining it.   Permalink 10:58 AM – 10 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Never expected guiltless Schadenfreude: Krugman *defines* the IYI Intellectual Yet Idiot   Permalink 9:51 AM – 10 Dec 2016

@nntaleb 5 additional books I recommended Permalink 4:16 AM – 10 Dec 2016

@nntaleb THE GORDIAN KNOT: Why Donaldo should never hire an academic economist except to take exams. Permalink 3:22 AM – 10 Dec 2016

@nntaleb This has been going on since Antiochus Epiphanes! Random harassing raids by desert fighters on Syrian border towns.   Permalink 4:07 PM – 9 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Hiring academics for economic advice is equivalent to hiring Trappist monks for special military operations.   Permalink 2:14 PM – 9 Dec 2016

@GhassanDahhan I think the history of the Syrian uprising needs a lot of revision. Read this incredible story.   Permalink 8:13 AM – 9 Dec 2016

@MaxAbrahms The truth is Aleppo citizens were never as anti-Assad as mainstream media tried so hard to get people to believe.   Permalink 6:13 AM – 9 Dec 2016

@nntaleb Even the wise Simon Schama fell for Qatari financed lies by the fraudster Charles Lister.   Permalink 4:48 AM – 9 Dec 2016

@nntaleb You can manipulate the uncorruptible by giving him the chance to refuse a bribe. Permalink 4:02 AM – 9 Dec 2016

@nntaleb You can grease the palm of the uncorruptible by giving him the chance to refuse a bribe. Permalink 4:00 AM – 9 Dec 2016

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