The Nassim Taleb thread

EndlessGravity

 
Banned
Protestant
First he attacks Snowden, and now he comes after Assange:



This guy's stupidity is nothing short of monumental and it makes my blood boil. His question is completely disingenuous and a high school student can imagine why Assange or Snowden criticize the West but not others.

Taleb has morphed from wanna-be quasi-philosopher to a wanna-be political activist in an effort to stay relevant. It's in almost everything he's written since Covid-19. However he obviously doesn't know anything about politics, political theory, policy, or history etc.

He's done a great job proving he's fueled by nothing more than agenda but also hate. The guy's a liar and a snake.
 
This guy's stupidity is nothing short of monumental and it makes my blood boil. His question is completely disingenuous and a high school student can imagine why Assange or Snowden criticize the West but not others.

Taleb has morphed from wanna-be quasi-philosopher to a wanna-be political activist in an effort to stay relevant. It's in almost everything he's written since Covid-19. However he obviously doesn't know anything about politics, political theory, policy, or history etc.

He's done a great job proving he's fueled by nothing more than agenda but also hate. The guy's a liar and a snake.
Sadly I have to agree completely. He has some useful points and assertions, or at least he had some, but now he's completely gone off the rails and worships at the altar of globohomo. He knows who butters his bread and committed to remaining in their good graces.

This "contrarian outsider" has for years and years been invited to lecture at Google and other top globalist institutions, and very much enjoys being the cool snarky bad boy of intellectual circles, while never actually saying anything really controversial. He's constantly featured in mainstream publications, so he's very much got SKIN IN THE GAME to stay a good globohomo cuck.

Because his range of acceptable topics to criticize and be snarky about has increasingly dwindled, rather than point out censorship and advocate true free speech, he instead is lashing out at the few true dissident thinkers out there, and actual contrarian topics. This lets him still be "edgy" while remaining in the good graces of globohomo - for now.

COVID would have been a perfect opportunity for this phagget to shine and actually be contrarian on this topic, even if only a few aspects of this nightmare. Instead he's focusing on oppressed political dissidents.

What a joke.
 

It_is_my_time

Crow
Protestant
Coronavirus really is a blessing in disguise. It has allowed many fake third position thinkers to expose themselves as third wave instead. Third position being national populism. Third wave being Tony Blair "conservatism", which is just globohomo with tax cuts and empty "free market" rhetoric.

Coronavirus seems to have become the gauntlet to show which side you stand on.
 

Blade Runner

Hummingbird
Orthodox
Old Taleb, look at my life, I'm a lot like you were

Lullabies, look in your eyes
Run around the same old town
Doesn't mean that much to me
To mean that much to jews
I've been first and last
Look at how the book writing time goes past
But I'm all alone at last
Rolling home to the jews
 

Eusebius Erasmus

Ostrich
Orthodox
I regret buying "Antifragile". Now I know what is behind his thought process and where to his ideas converge.

I actually still find his ideas worth delving into. The problem is that he doesn’t know how to apply his own philosophy.

Does Pfizer have ‘Skin in the Game’ when it is free from liability for its vaccines?

Is mRNA tech following the Lindy principle?
 
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