The world-renowned economist, essayist and writer Nasim Taleb addressed a dark prophecy to the authorities in Israel over the continuous bombing of Gaza, media and social media channels reported.
“Blinded by the thirst for revenge, the Israeli government is oblivious to the explosive side effects – the dead children won’t bother you, but the survivors will,” Taleb writes.
Who is Nasim Taleb?
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Lebanese-American economist and essayist. He worked until 2004 in a number of financial institutions, after which he devoted himself to teaching and writing.
His book The Black Swan was rated by the Sunday Times as one of the 12 most influential books published since World War II and spent 36 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.
Nassim Taleb was born in 1960 in Amiun, the son of Orthodox Lebanese with French citizenship. He studied at a French lycée, later he was a student at the University of Paris-Dauphin, where he did a doctorate in applied (economic) mathematics.
In the 1980s, he settled in the USA, where he engaged in stock trading and financial management. His professional career includes the successful establishment of his own company and work for several large banks (IndoSuez, Deutsche Bank, Paribas).
In 2011, he was included in the ranking of the 50 most influential financiers according to the Bloomberg agency. He is currently a consultant to the IMF.
Taleb’s solid mathematical background allows him to develop and apply his understanding of randomness and risk respectively in the financial sector. He is the author of numerous specialized publications and several monographs.
The global financial crisis of 2007-08 became an occasion to pay more attention to his analyses, and he himself entered into controversy with a number of leading economists.