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Intellectual idiots

Nassim Nicholas Taleb writes about the Intellectual Yet Idiot in his book “Skin in the Game.” He defines them at length in a satirical, revealing way. An “inner circle of no-skin-in-the-game policymaking ‘clerks’ and journalists-insiders, that class of paternalistic semi-intellectual … Continue reading

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Political thinking and the reality of politics

I find it enlightening to read about important political thinkers of the nineteenth century; even those intellectuals who have brought much misery to the world, such as Karl Marx. His orthodoxy limited man to an economic pawn on the chess … Continue reading

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