Full-time swole bro and part-time market guru Nassim Nicholas Taleb is beefing on social media again, you guys.
In a chat with Yahoo Finance, NNT outlined his exclusive theory that cheap money and inorganic optimism are fueling a stock market surge that is out of whack with both global realities and basic logic. He also seemed to throw shade at the media for not seeing what he's seeing, and failing to alert the public.
At first we just assumed that NNT was talking about a different global economy and a different set of factors that the media has been obsessing over for months, but then Bloomberg's Tracy Alloway tweeted out another perspective:
While some might see Alloway's tweet as a snarky defense of herself and her colleagues couched in a trenchant observation that NNT sounded like kind of an asshole "discovering" a market trend that everyone's been talking about for years, the Black Swan himself clearly took it as cyber bullying.
And, as we know, no one bullies Nassim Nicholas Taleb (other than his trainer). So NNT took to his favorite avenue of social justice and deployed his favorite tool of warfare: The Twitter Poll.
So like Justin Wolfers before her, Alloway finds herself on the business end of a Talebian thought experiment. But unlike other polls, this one doesn't even involve a question:
That's right kids, Nassim Nicholas Taleb is done asking questions. Because when you're shredded as fuck and smarter than everyone else, you poll statements.