When you write, you don't have the social constraints of having people in front of you, so you talk about abstract matters.

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Profession: Author
Nationality: Lebanese

When you write, you don't have the social constraints of having people in front of you, so you talk .. Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Some suggestions for you :

Most so-called writers keep writing and writing with the hope, some day, to find something to say.

The next time you experience a blackout, take some solace by looking at the sky. You will not recognize it.

The mortgage crisis is a clear instance of consumers who needed protection. There was predatory lending to people who didn't know what they were doing.

The key to wealth is that it doesn't matter. Once you've had it, you don't think anything of it; you can wear cheap watches.

In social policy, when we provide a safety net, it should be designed to help people take more entrepreneurial risks, not to turn them into dependents. This doesn't mean that we should be callous to the underprivileged.

Inequalities of wealth lead to a dispersion in wealth for all.

When I trade, I don't have an agency problem; I have my neck on the line. When a bank or banker trades, it's not his neck on the line.

Bailing out every bank that fails makes the system riskier, not safer.

Deficits are like putting dynamite in the hands of children. They can get out of control very quickly.

I don't read the papers; I stopped reading the papers. I read the papers only during periods of crisis, and I think papers are too long on a regular day and too short days when we have a crisis.

Democracies can't handle austerity measures very well.

I select a very small number of things to be sceptical about, such as markets, and on these I am hypersceptic. But I want to be fooled by randomness in art. I want the ceremonial of religion; we are made for it.

Alan Greenspan is unskilled; you don't take the unskilled seriously.

Debt is a mistake between lender and borrower, and both should suffer.