Monday, June 2, 2014

Inequality, Free Markets, and Crashes - By Nassim Taleb & Mark Spitznagel

Nassim Taleb and Mark Spitznagel talk about how government intervention postpones the inevitable. 
Mark Spitznagel and Nassim Taleb started the first equity tail-hedging firm in 1999. Since then these two friends and colleagues have helped popularize so-called “black swan” investing, with Spitznagel as the founder and CIO of hedge fund Universa Investments and Taleb as an academic and author of The Black Swan. The two men recently sat down to discuss Spitznagel’s new book, The Dao of Capital, as well as their reactions to and criticisms of Thomas Piketty’s book, i. Here is a transcript of their conversation:

[H/T Jim]