Flaneur: focus on probability (philosophy), probability (mathematics), probability (logic),probability (reallife), deadlifts, Phoenician wine, dead languages.
RT @TulsiGabbard: If you're sick of the new McCarthyism and warmongering by Hillary and her cohorts, then join our campaign. We need your s…
Just deleted what I suspect to be false news.
Clarification. It turns out only Amal. Hezb supposedly not involved.
Yuuuuge surprise: neither Hezbollah nor Amal ever imagined their own constituents (whom they thought they owned) seeking refuge from them under the army's protection. They still don't know how to handle it. https://twitter.com/LBCI_NEWS/status/1186353088044642304
If you borrow a million from the banks, they own you. Borrow a billion and you own them. #Lebanon https://twitter.com/HachemYassin/status/1186318540611215361
This government move in #Lebanon is actually intelligent. Banks are main holders of gov debt in a Ponzi-like scheme, with onerous interest rates. These contribute to the deficit, setting a vicious circle. Instead of cancelling debt servicing, tax the banks. Quite smart.
RT @nntaleb: Riad Salamé, let me know when we can talk. We need to discuss the Ponzi you helped organize (and what the exact numbers are).…
Past corruption is easy to catch because of perpetrators were unaware of future technology. Subsequent corruption can be hidden (diamonds, etc.), but by then it's too late. https://twitter.com/edusancho/status/1186301127903629314
Corruption is veryyyyyyyyyyy traceable. Remember that 5 out of 5 former Presidents of Peru are currently in jail. We have more tools today to dig stuff in the past. Would like to see a dozen kleptocrats in Lebanon behind bars.
GOOD NEWS Kleptocrats in #Lebanon should realize is that every financial transaction done on Planet Earth since 2005 is traceable (the aftermath of Sep 11). Even if one uses prête-noms. Even if one uses cryptocurrencies, art work, etc. You cannot hide anything anymore.
The YouTube version https://youtu.be/HPfRnVSF-38
1) Freedom of enterprise 2) Absence of coercion by state/bureaucrats 3) Absence of predation by big corps (system exploits the fragility coming from size to make the large go bust) 4) Localism 5) Property rights, law Transforms private greed/incentives into collective good. https://twitter.com/MccluskyMark/status/1185962957949276161
RT @MccluskyMark: @normonics Capitalism is an archaic term. It mischaracterizes what is essentially economic freedom of choice — freedom to…
I will lecture from Lebanon via Skype. https://twitter.com/yaneerbaryam/status/1185199009339760640
RT @yvespatte: "Modèles climatiques et mesures de précaution" Très heureux de pouvoir publier sur ma page (avec autorisation de @nntaleb e…
Marxist morons trying to exploit events. Nobody is against capitalism, but in Leb, kleptocracy which is most prevalent under socialism. https://twitter.com/anaminramallah/status/1186105649735917568
RT @Sami62179556: @nntaleb ما بحك جلدك الا ضفرك. شرح عبقري لفكرة الحكم المحلي، يللي بيفهمو اللبنانيي باللامركزية الموسعة. اهلك وعايلتك وقرا…
RT @BLebnene: 3melna interview/m2aabale ma3 Nassim Taleb (@nntaleb) 7kiina fiya 3an l wade3 bil balad, w kiif ma32uul l la-markaziyye tkuun…
After 2 days of fighting in Atlanta ⁦@DrCirillo⁩ and I finally proved the curse of dimensionality for errors of Copulas. While keeping up with the #LebanonRevolts
RT @LuisFCabana: @WBrettWilson @sargeant_rowan @PolicyRachel @john_roggeveen Agreed. CAnada is well worth fighting for against subterfuge i…
RT @gbponz: Eminently applicable to Italy. @d_stevanato @LorenaLVilla @liberioltre @fleinaudi https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/1185928446062542848
RT @gabrielacunac: Aquí hay buenas ideas para ver cómo seguimos en Chile... https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/1185928446062542848
No. Very naive topdownism. Every degree of complexity reduces odds of success by 1 order of magnitude @lebaneselingui1 https://twitter.com/lebaneselingui1/status/1185972215382249476
RT @DarkoAlexandar: Cuánto de esto aplica también acá en #chile https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/1185928446062542848
Riad Salamé, let me know when we can talk. We need to discuss the Ponzi you helped organize (and what the exact numbers are). There is no way citizens should inherit such a debt burden. Given that primary deficits are ~OK, you have some explanations to do.
KLEPTOCRACY: It is important to note that corruption is NOT necessarily in the government (often composed of transient ministers) but deep in the opaque administrations. Which is why decentralization makes things salient.
RT @TulsiGabbard: Great! Thank you @HillaryClinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot…
People in #Lebanon are figuring out spontaneous crowdd order. https://www.academia.edu/38433249/Principia_Politica
7ada 3am ystghll 2sset l léj2in! Hiyyé l mshklé yallé 2abado 3layon! https://twitter.com/XXVlllV/status/1185898997564751873
RT @Zzeghedrane: Diaspora, this is our contribution to the uprising! Fund the people to keep going! Water, food, snacks, masks, whatever…
Question is whether "Baabda vaut bien une messe". (Henry IV converted to Catholicism to become King of France. He didn't have a Greek Orthodox mother.) Beyond the joke, under the LOCALISM program, the president is a mere clerc, as in Switz. Lower rank than mayor of Amioun. https://twitter.com/Extrachelle/status/1185492162470916097
RT @semperfidem2004: Another excellent argument for #Brexit. Nothing at all "shows very easily" in the EU https://twitter.com/nntaleb/status/1185513868921049088
RT @AdibChristian: Lebanese in Boston, Tomorrow, Sunday the 20th, starting at 4 PM in front of the Boston Public Library - Copley Square…
RT @AdibChristian: Petition to get the ball rolling on this with @nntaleb https://twitter.com/hachemyassin/status/1185707172476456960
Rioting Lebanese style https://twitter.com/nxbeeel/status/1185611015842607104
RT @HachemYassin: @nntaleb Admittedly this needs a lot of work on the ground. M people became accustomed to think they are entitled to thin…
RT @HachemYassin: @nntaleb Tab amtin badna na3mel hezeb siyese w netrasha7 on a platform of localism, state reduction, and stopping kleptoc…
2) The current villains (Siniora, Berri, Basil) will, over time, look much more like villains, whether justified or not. Salamé will, of course, be dragged through the mud. #Lebanon PS- I spend a week per month there but missed events because of #RWRI 12
RIOTING LESSON 101; When rioters win concessions from the governement, they ask for more. #Lebanon 1/n
RT @Zzeghedrane: Yesterday we had hundreds of protesters join in front of the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York. Less than 24 hours…
RT @dzviovich: @nntaleb @laure_khoury Concentration of wealth is an emergent property of a complex system such as the economy. https://t.co…
RT @SaadAbedine: @nntaleb "Let me look at this handsome face of yours & kaboom, said the military guy before punching me", #Lebanon 🇱🇧 prot…
Only in Lebanon. https://twitter.com/melodielaggaffe/status/1185528761426599936
RT @jadabdala: a phoenician mediterranean saturday - Lebanon - le phénix renait de ses cendres
I am only on my 2nd reading. Will let you know if the 3rd has an effect. https://twitter.com/Jerrykred/status/1185516659588632576
A Lebanese fellow said, criticizing my hyper localism: "but there is a lot of corruption within municipalities". Answer: "Corruption shows very easily within municipalities".
RT @Zzeghedrane: We are here in the hundreds in front of the Consulate General of Lebanon in New York We are not just here in solidarity w…
RT @nntaleb: @laure_khoury 4) The best summary
RT @nntaleb: Friends, a lecktshur open to the public next Thursday. But it will be mathematical, so non-quants please refrain. Based on my…
RT @nntaleb: @laure_khoury 4) The best summary
RT @nntaleb: Sanctions work with countries like Turkey & China that depend on the West, not with Iran/Syria after 40 years of autarchy. The…
 
 
 
 
 
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