Question of the Day

Nassim Taleb describes [Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahnemann] as “in the same league as The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith and The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud”. What does this tell us about Taleb?
That's a comment at Marginal Revolution by Ian Leslie; here's his blog. I'm halfway through The Black Swan, and it's got interesting ideas, but, man, it's wordy. Extrapolating from the first half, it seems that a hundred pages instead of the 400 he managed to fill would have done fine.

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