And on an even more serious note, for which you should brace yourselves, Taleb has announced he will not be going to Davos this year. Why? Because he’s sick of the name dropping fame whores in attendance who don’t know anything about debt, like he does. Black Swan will be making better use of his time “at home with my fireplace and notebook and library,” where he will fix our economy while less serious people– NT hates to name names but “Rouriel Noubini” he mouths– will be in Switzerland banging economist groupies.

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  1. Posted by Guest | December 17, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    Taleb is an arrogant gasbag. Smart as fuck, but a gasbag.

  2. Posted by Aaa | December 17, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    he’s actually an idiot.

  3. Posted by Aaa | December 17, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    he’s actually an idiot.

  4. Posted by N WackerStud | December 17, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    Nassim has a terrible case of weaponized Nassim Taleb.

  5. Posted by Tyler | December 17, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    Bess you ignorant slut..your name has just been deleted from the triplex warming party! Who’s laughing now?

  6. Posted by East Texas Gas Trader | December 17, 2010 at 9:13 PM

    What is going on here?? Where are all the commenters? As for myself, I have been checking out the hot financial reporter chicks over at WikiCleave.

    -East Texas Gas Trader

  7. Posted by EnronCFO | December 17, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    Universa Black Swan Program – Down 85% this year. Great call Taleb!

  8. Posted by Lsdj | December 17, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    tyler you ignorant slut, she was saying that’s what NT is saying

  9. Posted by Guest | December 17, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    wasn’t funny the first or fortieth time

  10. Posted by LOL | December 17, 2010 at 9:32 PM

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  11. Posted by Oscar W | December 17, 2010 at 9:38 PM

    “……. or fortieth time?….”

    You must have been the one recently approving Lyondell freight rates to Venezuela.

  12. Posted by Julian Assranger | December 17, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    You tried to connect to WikiCleave 40 times? How are things at AIG?

  13. Posted by Julian Assranger | December 17, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    You tried to connect to WikiCleave 40 times? How are things at AIG?

  14. Posted by Julian Assranger | December 17, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    You tried to connect to WikiCleave 40 times? How are things at AIG?

  15. Posted by Miles O'Toole | December 17, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    Wankin’ fuckin’ bankers!

  16. Posted by Tyler | December 17, 2010 at 10:41 PM

    That’s what she said, not what he said…NT would never say that!!!

  17. Posted by Tyler | December 17, 2010 at 10:41 PM

    That’s what she said, not what he said…NT would never say that!!!

  18. Posted by Ben Bernanke's Half Cousin | December 18, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    He is the type of guy who jerks off to his own picture

  19. Posted by Self-Wankulator | December 18, 2010 at 3:36 PM


  20. Posted by CoveredLong | December 18, 2010 at 9:15 PM

    Nassim Taleb = M in ass tale B

    -Not the anagrammer, but a fanagrammer

  21. Posted by Seaman Bodine | December 19, 2010 at 2:58 AM

    Here’s a question for any of the these fucktards…

    when was it ever right, fixed, working, or otherwise good to go?

  22. Posted by Rho2Gamma | December 19, 2010 at 10:39 PM

    Only on all things finance.

  23. Posted by J Cramer | December 20, 2010 at 1:54 AM

    Vegas…Davos. Both 5 letter-towns, loaded with hookers when the big crowds show up. Davos is a high-priced Money Show from Vegas. Ever been to one of those? Listen to idiots from CNBC talking markets? That’s what Davos is like for NT. He’ll be revered sometime after he’s dead.

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