Fans of Austrian economics know hedge fund manager Mark Spitznagel as a brilliant thinker thoroughly steeped in Menger, Böhm-Bawerk, Mises, and Rothbard. His excellent 2013 book The Dao of Capital was rooted in Austrian capital theory and “roundaboutness,” and his application of of that theory has proven highly beneficial for his investors.
Now Spitznagel is back with a new book that directly challenges our understanding of risk. Safe Haven asks, and answers, a fundamental question: can mitigating risk actually add to the bottom line? Can safe havens be truly cost-effective, by adding to CAGR? Mises Institute Senior Fellow Robert Murphy, who consulted on the book, joins the show for a fascinating look at Spitznagel’s penetrating and contrarian thesis. If you’re interested in the intersection of investing and Austrian economics, don’t miss this episode!