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Ep. 213 Mark Spitznagel Teaches the Economists How to Invest

Bob reviews Mark Spitznagel’s latest book, “Safe Haven: Investing for Financial Storms,” on which he was a consultant. Bob explains that Spitznagel rejects the alleged dichotomy between risk and return, and then gives a numerical example to illustrate the two schools of thought.

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About the author, Robert

Christian and economist, Research Assistant Professor with the Free Market Institute at Texas Tech, Senior Fellow with the Mises Institute, and co-host with Tom Woods of the podcast "Contra Krugman."


  1. Tyler on 09/13/2021 at 1:54 PM

    I await the follow-up episode where Bob revisits critiques of whole life insurance with this insight in mind.

    • Brandon on 10/03/2021 at 5:26 PM

      I’m still not convinced by the IBC argument because it requires insuring something that shouldn’t be insured (your certain death), but numerical analysis is complicated by several assumptions. I’m additionally plagued by a conflict of biases (hating both banks and insurance) haha.

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