Nassim Nicholas Taleb, scientific adviser at Universa Investments, discusses risks facing financial markets, U.S. monetary policy and his concerns about deficits with Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker at the SALT Conference in Las Vegas on “Bloomberg Markets: The Close.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Link to video – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2019-05-09/taleb-says-fed-should-do-minimum-harm-and-expresses-his-concerns-about-deficits-video

Bloomberg: Nassim says Fed Should Do ‘Minimum Harm’ and Expresses His Concerns About Deficits

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May 15th, 2019

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General, Videos

Nassim’s Lecture is titled Fractal Localism: On the scale and dynamics of bottom-up societies (conversation with Branko Milanovic)
5-7 April 2019
Belgrade at the Kolarac Concert Hall
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Nassim is in Belgrade to speak at LibertyCon 2019

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April 6th, 2019

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Conferences, Twitter


Background : “IQ” is a stale test meant to measure mental capacity but in fact mostly measures extreme unintelligence (learning difficulties), as well as, to a lesser extent, a form of intelligence, stripped of 2nd order effects. It is via negativa not via positiva. It is meant to select exam-takers, paper shufflers, obedient IYIs (intellectuals yet idiots), ill adapted for “real life”. 

Link: https://medium.com/incerto/iq-is-largely-a-pseudoscientific-swindle

Medium: IQ is largely a pseudoscientific swindle

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January 3rd, 2019

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General, Links, Writing


“IQ” measures an inferior form of intelligence, stripped of 2nd order effects, meant to select paper shufflers, obedient IYIs. 1- When someone asks you a question in REAL LIFE, you focus first on “WHY is he asking me that?”, which slows down. (Fat Tony vs Dr John)

Link to Thread: https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/1076845397795065856

Nassim’s “IQ” Thread

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December 25th, 2018

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Twitter