Off the shelf

Off the shelf

Heterodox, focusing on the unexpected

Philosopher, essayist and trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb finds something rotten

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Taleb’s style is personal and literary but his heterodox insights are rigorous. While Taleb offers strong medicine some readers may find too bitter at times, getAbstract prescribes it to anyone who wants a powerful inoculation against gullibility.

Pessimistic polemic

Investor Peter D. Schiff is not just a bear. He is a sky-is-falling,

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Schiff’s tone is a bit grating—until you realize that many of his predictions have proven accurate. His pessimistic polemic could use more practical advice, but still getAbstract recommends it to those who seek an alternative viewpoint.