or, how to kick your addiction to the Internet’s biggest asshole.


Nam Talebam quidem Amioun ego ipse oculis meis vidi stupe page, et cum illi pueri dicerent: Σιβυλλα τι θελεις; respondebat illa: αποθανειν θελω.




“Never call someone an imbecile (or fucking idiot) unless he causes harm…

a cheeky little brainstorm on the methodological individualism of price inflation and capital formation


What a glorious moment for culture and humanity. Thanks to the good folks at Swan Bitcoin, Aleks Svetski and I spoke to Izabella Kaminska for some ridiculous amount…

totes emosh, guys, totes emosh

So that was pretty wild, huh?

Did you guys sleep? I didn’t sleep much. To my eternal shame, at one point of my jet-lagged, emotionally-and-physically-drained-lying-in-bed-not-sleeping at five in the God-damned morning, we decided to have a little impromptu international diplomatic summit with the President of…

hedgehogs beware

As Fragile Nassim’s public psychological breakdown continues apace, I recently took 15 hours out of my schedule to reread my magnum opus, A Tale Of Two Talebs.

In the end, I was interrupted by a person from Porlock, who insisted on talking to me about Samuel Taylor Coleridge…

or, why do intellectuals oppose Bitcoin?

I should start off by saying that I have nothing against Eric Weinstein. Readers need not worry that this is another Talebenning. It’s a little suspicious that Weinstein claims Taleb is “incredibly subtle”, but we all have our foibles. …

we don’t trust; we verify

Tumbling down the rabbit hole is hard. It’s disorienting. It’s uncomfortable. It requires genuine humility as you realize all the things you never really understood properly in the first place.

But it’s also fun. It’s a highly effective filter for the truly open-minded, curious, and…

or, how to check your fiat privilege

Lenz’s Law states that a current induced by a changing magnetic field flows in the direction such that the magnetic field created by the current opposes the change in the flux of the magnetic field that induced it. One could dive into all…

what it is and how to fight it

Fiat privilege is a concept that highlights the unfair societal advantages that people with proximity to the money printer have over people of savings. With roots in the physics envy prevalent in twentieth-century macroeconomics and the widespread financialization made possible by the…

allen farrington

maybe a squirrel. maybe not. views my own, not my employer’s.

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