played the game wearing white footwear
Why Each One Should Eat His Own Turtles: Equality in Uncertainty
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

I read that the term “white shoe” may have come from social-climbing Yale undergraduates, middle class strivers who wore white shoes to signal higher social status amongst their peers despite common origins. This seems as plausible as any other origin story I’ve heard, though I have not bothered to verify…

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