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Why Nassim Taleb is the True Predictor of this Crisis

Pablo Triana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pablo Triana

We all seem to want to know who among us really saw the mayhem coming.

Roubini, Taleb Talk Economic Recovery, Risk Of Second Recession On CNBC (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Two of the most prominent market cynics appeared on CNBC this morning. Nouriel Roubini -- affectionately known as "Dr. Doom" -- was CNBC's guest host,...

Sam Stein

Nassim Taleb Rips Summers, Geithner, Bernanke (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

One of earliest and most outspoken experts who warned of disaster before the nation plunged into an economic crisis called out the president Monday fo...

Once More, we get Killed by "Experts"

Pablo Triana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pablo Triana

The credit crisis was the result of rampant iatrogenics. The term literally means physician-induced. An iatrogenic death, or disease, would be one caused by the doctor.

Arianna Guest Hosts Squawk Box: Interviews Jim Grant, Nassim Taleb, and Roger Altman, Discusses The New Financial Euphoria

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Arianna guest-hosted CNBC's Squawk Box Wednesday morning, joining Black Swan author Nassim Taleb, former Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman, and J...

Jason Linkins

NY Mag Suggests A Post-Stress Test Checklist

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I have got to tell you all, I am LOVING THESE STRESS TESTS. For real. Who'd have thought that you could have a test in which the testees could negot...

The Stress Tests Fail The Smell Test

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Arianna Huffington

The results of the much-anticipated bank stress tests are finally set to be released on Thursday. But we can already give the Obama economic team a grade for the way the tests have been handled: F.

Goldman Sachs Counts on Society's Implicit Stop-Loss Order

Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

So long as Goldman Sachs may need us again in the future, whatever bonus they are paying today is a bonus that may be covered by the taxpayer tomorrow.

Taleb's Black Swan-proof World: Ten Principles

Financial Times | Nassim Nicholas Taleb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

1. What is fragile should break early while it is still small. Nothing should ever become too big to fail. Evolution in economic life helps those with...

Black Swan Author Nassim Taleb Joins Arianna on CNBC's Squawk Box

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Huff TV

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan, joined Arianna on Squawk Box to discuss the financial meltdown, mark-to-market accounting and ways to...

I'm Guest Hosting CNBC's Squawk Box, and I'd Love Your Suggestions

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Arianna Huffington

I'm going to be guest hosting CNBC's Squawk Box Tuesday morning. Among my guests will be saw-the-meltdown-coming economist Nouriel Roubini, Black Swan author Nassim Taleb, and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Barney Frank. I'd love to hear what questions you'd like me to ask them. Please put your suggestions in the comments section of this post, then tune in to CNBC from 7 to 9 am Tuesday morning. Memo To Obama's Economic Team: Get Some Sleep! Take the Steering Wheel out of Geithner's Hands Larry Summers: Brilliant Mind, Toxic Ideas Watch: Arianna Discusses Obama's Afghanistan Policy, Bank Bailout On Larry King Live, and Arianna Discusses Tim Geithner on Larry King Live

Did Eliot Spitzer Have to Go Down?

Judith Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judith Ellis

I am not a conspiracy theorist, but is it coincidental that the sex scandal with Spitzer came out at such an opportune time?

Why the Obamas are Political Black Swans

Megan Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Harris

The First Family have quickly emerged as positive role models for a generation that seemed adrift. They are poised to systematically realign how Americans view themselves and country.

Rewarding Those Who Got It Right

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Watch: Arianna Talks Blogging with Tavis Smiley Watch: Arianna Discusses Blagojevich on Larry King Watch: Arianna Discusses Blagojevich and Xmas Cookies on Morning Joe Watch: Arianna Debunks Obama Citizenship Rumors on Countdown Blagojevich: Character is Destiny