name dropping

Sayeth a German academic, contra everything that every hedge fund lobbyist has said (and that everybody believed) since 2007. Read more »

Andrew Liveris will give the Third Point chief the share buyback program he wants—not because he asked for it, but because Dow was going to do it anyway. But he’s having none of this “spin off your petrochemical business” nonsense, because Warren Buffett says he doesn’t have to. Read more »

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. Read more »