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Nassim Taleb is an inverse stopped clock.

When Nassim Taleb's predictions fail and someone points that out, he calls that person fucking idiot.

3ChristianKl5yThe main complaint seems to be that Taleb violates an orthodoxy and not that he's factually wrong. On the issues of costs the cited paper says: There are observed cases where homeopathy did lead to cost savings as Taleb suggests. Interestingly the cited PLoS paper puts people who don't take homeopathy into the homeopathy group based on the fact that they could get it for free:

Open thread, Nov. 23 - Nov. 29, 2015

by MrMind 1 min read23rd Nov 2015258 comments

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