Monday, August 05, 2013

Alternate Editorial Viewpoint: Nassim Taleb Talks Antifragile, Libertarianism, and Capitalism's Genius for Failure

A breath of fresh libertarian air, wethinks

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"Chewy" interview, to say the least, which first came to your blogmeister's attention via the Utah Libertarian Party Facebook page this morning. Nassim Taleb's approach, arriving via the viewpoint of an essayist, scholar, and stunningly successful equity options trading pro, exhibits a perspective where he prefers to consider the mathematical probabilities, rather than to simply adhere to the usual "top-down libertarian" political ideology; and his philosphy dovetails nicely with your blogmeister's own non-doctrinaire libertarian philosophy (please note the "lower case "l"). It's a breath of fresh air, wethinks, for anyone who might believe that all libertarians think like Rand Paul. Play and enjoy the video, Peeps. Find out why Mr. Taleb believes that the economy is more like a "cat," and less like a "washing machine." For some odd reason, btw, this video kicks in at 13:34.  So if you want to view the whole shebang, rewind it to the start:

Nassim Taleb Talks Antifragile, Libertarianism, 
and Capitalism's Genius for Failure

If you find Mr. Taleb's points to be interesting, we'd suggest that you order his new book, (via a handy link for which purpose we've also added to our left sidebar):
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