Sure, Nassim Nicholas Taleb will indulge Tyler in a conversation. But what he really wanted was to talk to Bryan Caplan about his latest book on eduction, because Taleb believes Caplan has missed something central in his argument about the wastefulness of formal education.
In this discussion, they cover learning by doing, practice before theory, the merits of knowing facts, technical education versus the liberal arts, whether either of them knows the proper procedure for what to do when your car breaks down on a mountain road in the middle of a snowy night, and more.
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Note: This includes the full show audio. Caplan’s segment starts at 51:50