Nassim Nicholas Taleb is the author of The Black Swan (2007) and Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (2001), works about unpredictable events. The latter book also invoked the writings of George L. S. Shackle, and both of his books caused something of a stir.
But here we can see how far this man is from any progressive economic agenda. His assertions that America needs to eliminate deficits, and has been risking hyperinflation are, quite frankly, just utter rubbish. He even says he is afraid of hyperinflation (8.25), putting him in company with some of the most laughable Austrian ideologues.