Economics make homeopath and alternative healers look empirical and scientific.
I'm in favour of religion as a tamer of arrogance. For a Greek Orthodox, the idea of God as creator outside the human is not God in God's terms. My God isn't the God of George Bush.
I'm a capitalist but one who is smallist and localist, and who favours businesses where owners are still in charge.
Fragility is the quality of things that are vulnerable to volatility.
What we need to do is break the financial community's grip on society.
Most people are sceptical about the wrong things and gullible about the wrong things.
The Internet allows the small guy a global marketplace. But technology is harmful in the sense that we get too much information from it. Because of the web we get 10 times the amount of noise we ever got, which makes harmful fallacies far more likely.
I lift heavy weights and sprint, but I am so bad at it that I develop severe injuries.
I drive a hybrid, moving into an electric car. I only drink tap water, never consume food that's travelled.
Inequalities of wealth lead to a dispersion in wealth for all.
The mortgage crisis is a clear instance of consumers who needed protection. There was predatory lending to people who didn't know what they were doing.
People employed in financial institutions are rarely interesting and even more rarely likable.
All of technology, really, is about maximizing free options.
Nature builds things that are antifragile. In the case of evolution, nature uses disorder to grow stronger. Occasional starvation or going to the gym also makes you stronger, because you subject your body to stressors and gain from them.
Writing is sacred, other activities are profane, and I don't want them to corrupt my writing.
Governments that try to shoot for a surplus hardly ever reach it.
Never think that lack of variability is stability. Don't confuse lack of volatility with stability, ever.
The world we live in is vastly different from the world we think we live in.