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Volume 19  Number 3  •  Winter 2015
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The Unconstrained Vision of Nassim Taleb
By Ryan H. Murphy
This article appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of The Independent Review

Bestselling author and finance professor Nassim Taleb claims to champion tradition over social-engineering experimentation, but a careful analysis of his 2012 book Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder raises doubts. Such a reading reveals that despite his enthusiasm for orthodox institutions, Taleb’s beliefs and arguments exemplify what Thomas Sowell calls an “unconstrained” vision of human nature.

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Other Independent Review articles by Ryan H. Murphy
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    Fall 2018   Reply to Michael C. Munger
    Fall 2017   The Diseconomies of Do-It-Yourself

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