13/03/18

Taleb: "Best Thing For Society Is Bankruptcy Of Goldman Sachs"



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Taleb: "Best Thing For Society Is Bankruptcy Of Goldman Sachs"
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Authored by George Eaton via NewStatesman.com,

In Taleb's universe, the fieriest circle of hell is reserved for bankers and neoconservatives.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is an intellectual brawler, a philosophical pugilist. His new book, Skin in the Game, put me in mind of the final scene of The Godfather or Reservoir Dogs: everybody gets whacked. Bankers and bureaucrats, warmongers and wonks – all are targeted by Taleb.

For the Lebanese-American thinker, their shared sin is that (with some exceptions) they lack "skin in the game". By this, Taleb means they are insulated from the ...

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