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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