The Merchandising of Virtue


I am a big fan of Taleb. Here is an excerpt from his new book Skin in the Game.

If your private life conflicts with your intellectual opinion, it cancels your intellectual ideas, not your private life”

Kids with rich parents talk about “white privilege” at such privileged colleges as Amherst –but in one instance, one of them could not answer D’Souza’s simple and logical suggestion: why don’t you go to the registrar’s office and give your privileged spot to a minority student who was next in line?

The complete article

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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