CNBC Interview With Nassim Taleb

Posted by Bull Bear Trader | 7/02/2009 06:31:00 PM | , , , , | 0 comments »

CNBC interview with Nassim Taleb from earlier today. Of interest are the following observations:

  1. Why trust the employment number forecasts being made? These forecasters did not forecast the downturn.
  2. When the unemployment number has essentially doubled in less than a year, why worry about one monthly number? Error must be considered.
  3. The current system is complex and fragile, and will eventually break and crash.
  4. Instead of deflating debt, governments are trying to stimulate and inflate assets.
  5. Monetary policy is out of control.
  6. We need to convert debt to equity.

Source: CNBC Video