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Friends, I need some help correcting a distortion…

Friends, I need some help correcting a distortion.When you “call a fraud a fraud” that is the members of that 1% that-cause-harm-without-skin-in-the-game the strategy has been to turn your message into its exact opposite, something misanthropic “if he hates me, an economist-journalist-fragilista-modernity advocate, it means he hates everybody”. Or “if he hates modernity, he is […]

Charlie Rose – Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Shared by JohnH

NNT on Charlie Rose, tomorrow, Feb. 22 2011. Will post links to interview as it becomes available.

Nassim Taleb

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb

on Feb 22, 2011

BBC News: Tuesday 14th December With Nassim Taleb

Links to BBC radio interview with NNT. HatTip to Dave Lull.
The intellectual guru Nassim Taleb has published
a collection of philosophical aphorisms.

Taleb Says Fed Policymakers `Do Not Understand Risk’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhSRaehWSvY (This video is unavailable. ) The risks stemming from the Federal Reserve’s efforts to stimulate the economy through bond purchases are “humongous” and the central bank doesn’t fully understand the potential effects, said Nassim Taleb, author of “The Black Swan.” “These people do not understand risk,” Taleb said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s […]

The Bed of Procrustes (Work in Progress)

HatTip to Dave Lull. Since aphorisms lose their charm whenever explained, I only hint to the reader the main subject of this book, which corresponds to the central theme of Fooled by Randomness and The Black Swan, though rephrased in an aphoristic style — fooledbyrandomness.com/aphorisms.pdf