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Prostitution, Shillary Clinton, Fragilistas, Monsanto, Mandelbrot | Twitter

@nntaleb Overt Prostitution is the only form of prostitution that doesn’t desecrate sacred values, unlike lobbying etc. @DavisMets @Scruton_Quotes Permalink 2:41 PM – 6 Mar 2016

@nntaleb When things that shdn’t be sold are for sale: opinion, science, lobby, Shillary Clinton, sacred values are violated. https://twitter.com/scruton_quotes/status/706581855731109894   Permalink 1:09 PM – 6 Mar 2016

@nntaleb France gave the Saudi Prince the Legion of Honor …also sold weapons & Salafis to preach in France. Bureaucrat Fragilistas @Spfannenschmidt Permalink 11:12 AM – 6 Mar 2016

@nntaleb My tweets autodelete every 31 d but there will be periodically more on charlatan passing for scholar @samharrisorg https://twitter.com/partimetroll/status/706534249227091968   Permalink 9:41 AM – 6 Mar 2016

@nntaleb I was the first, before Donaldo Trump, to use twitter to trash journos & talkingheads; do not call me an imitator ! https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/706531140195196932   Permalink 9:32 AM – 6 Mar 2016

@nntaleb The #nudge nudgeocratsnoskininthegame nudging us using studies that have < a coinflip probablility of being true.. https://twitter.com/rebeccanomics/status/706439904268570624   Permalink 8:40 AM – 6 Mar 2016

@nntaleb What the fuck are you naming by “science” studies that don’t generalize? @GRPbsci Permalink 12:40 AM – 6 Mar 2016

@nntaleb This FDA Test Could Devastate Monsanto Inc. — The Motley Fool http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2016/03/05/this-fda-test-could-devastate-monsanto-inc.aspx#.Vtveww6lOyM.twitter   Permalink 11:39 PM – 5 Mar 2016

@LieraMarco 110mila shareholders of Banca Popolare di Vicenza called “musina” (money box) their holdings. In 1 year they lost 90%. @nntaleb #hiddenrisks Permalink 4:23 AM – 5 Mar 2016

@marylovefreedom Which means that psychological “science” should NOT be used as a reliable guide for policy or behavior. https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/705692516805419008   Permalink 3:28 PM – 4 Mar 2016

@nntaleb The absurdity of econometric metrics: the more chronically sick people in the population, the higher the GDP. Permalink 10:37 AM – 4 Mar 2016

@nntaleb 6 y later,finally proved a conjecture Mandelbrot and I formulaled but did not prove abt finite variance powerlaws. pic.twitter.com/dw4yeAdJkM Permalink 4:51 AM – 4 Mar 2016

@stan_yurin @nntaleb “You are not replicating properly” sounds familiar. Same with business, diet and fitness charlatans. Permalink 2:10 AM – 4 Mar 2016

@nntaleb Psychologists aren’t getting that if results are SO sensitive to setup,they cannot be robust in real world & trusted https://twitter.com/ScienceNews/status/705478736821559296   Permalink 1:53 AM – 4 Mar 2016

Taleb Pegs Greenspan, Stiglitz as ‘Fragilistas’ – Bloomberg

He names names: Alan Greenspan, Paul Krugman, Joseph Stiglitz, Thomas Friedman, Robert Rubin and Alan Blinder, among others, receive very harsh treatment, some for blindness, others for ethical lapses. They all fit his definition of the “fragilista”: “Someone who causes fragility because he thinks he understands what’s going on.”

“I do not have a political affiliation,” Taleb asserts after blasting both parties, complaining that it’s hard to fit his ideas “within the current U.S. political discourse.” He writes as a philosopher and a prophet, though he’s mainly a prophet in the sense that Cassandra was.

via Taleb Pegs Greenspan, Stiglitz as ‘Fragilistas’ – Bloomberg.