Nassim Taleb, Black Swan Author: What We Should Do About Debt

08/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Nassim Nicholas Taleb ft.com

The core of the problem, the unavoidable truth, is that our economic system is laden with debt, about triple the amount relative to gross domestic product that we had in the 1980s. This does not sit well with globalisation. Our view is that government policies worldwide are causing more instability rather than curing the trouble in the system. The only solution is the immediate, forcible and systematic conversion of debt to equity. There is no other option.

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