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And when in doubt, it’s better not to mess with these systems. Starting a war to implement democracies is an example of messing with a complex system.

Clueless politicians compare a local dictator not with the local alternatives but with a Norwegian prime minister.

These people keep staying at their jobs even their reckless decisions because they don’t have skin in the game. Nobody paid anything for the Iraqi invasion or for supporting “Arab spring” failed uprisings.


Skin in the Game

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Pragmatic and Principled - Day 1

Wherever a person can live, there one can also live well;

  • Abraham Lincoln is the most renowned politician of his time. Even at a profession like that, he was able to be compassionate, humble, open-minded and purposeful.
  • Principles and pragmatism are not at odds. Whether you live in the white house or in a jail or in a closed-minded small town, you can live well if you choose to. Plenty of other have! It's your principles that govern your way of life.