TO TALEB (THE WESTERN CULT IS SOVEREIGNTY AND LAW)
(possibly important post for followers)
Replying to @nntaleb @bryan_caplan @tylercowen
Nassim: a) Substitute “Warranty and Liability” for “Skin in the Game” and you switch from discourse under colloquial, rhetorical, propter-hoc, low trust, heterogeneous, bazaars, to scientific post-hoc, high trust, homogenous, rule-of-law ‘markets’ proper.
Nassim: b) I’ve watched you slowly move this direction, but I haven’t seen you include the fact that western civ and all it’s +/-‘s are the result of the primacy of sovereignty and reciprocity in the traditional law back into oral (pre-)history.
Nassim: c) And so, my reading of history, is that the aristocracy was taught to rule (meaning decide, not direct), and the nobility to govern (direct), and labor to obey. (Indo European Tripartism). Otherwise I’m certain your positioning of the ‘Doctrine’ vs ‘Techne’ is correct.
Nassim: d) So my read is the law is taught as a craft (practiced) and the ‘liberal arts” are taught as doctrines, and we are wasting a phenomenal amount of money not separating Techne(craft), Religion(obedience), and Law(Rule). Meaning the problem is the Academy (secular church).
Nassim e: (Closing) So my intuition is that we all carry our cultures with us and possibly to some degree in our genes, and that this cultural difference is what you are intuiting, but expressing in literary, rational, and mathematical rather than western (legal,scientific) form.