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  1. Alcoholic Actuary

    Some Auto Insurers Are Sending Refunds To Customers As Crash Rate Falls

    I know FIRE sector anything is a hot button topic for several here, but this seems a bit positive: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/04/06/828187071/some-auto-insurers-are-sending-refunds-to-customers-as-crash-rate-falls I think it's a pretty bold move. Perhaps...
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    Dow Falls 950 Points

    For all you Trumpettes bleating about the economy - This is what Trump's economy looks like: https://www.npr.org/2018/11/20/669736675/dow-falls-950-points-or-4-percent-in-2-days Everything you would normally rail against. Protectionism, trade wars - tell me again how awesome it was that the...
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    Maybe a Different Angle on the Veracity of Climate Change

    I know most people would rather drink antifreeze than trust an insurance company. But the largest of us (reinsurers) are putting our money where climate science's mouth is. Major hurricanes now once a decade — not once a century, top reinsurance firm says...
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    School Shooting in Texas 5/18/18

    I thought it was important to put the date in the title so people wouldn't think I was just reviving a thread from a few weeks ago. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/18/612286146/shooting-reported-at-high-school-near-houston I guess there's nothing that can be done so let's...
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    Sandy Hook Lawsuit

    https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/17/603223968/sandy-hook-parents-sue-conspiracy-theorist-alex-jones-over-claim-shooting-was-fa I hope this guy gets reduced to 0. I encourage other libertarians and conservatives to stand with this measure of civil justice against slanderous...
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    I love being honored by marching in a parade...

    said no soldier ever. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/02/07/583903933/trump-reportedly-wants-pentagon-to-stage-military-parade-down-pennsylvania-ave We are going to show our 'appreciation' for the military by making them do all of the work to entertain everyone else. I'm sure...
  7. Alcoholic Actuary

    The Great Nestle Water Heist

    california-says-nestle-lacks-permits-to-extract-millions-of-gallons-of-water Apparently the Nestle Corporation stole an average of 54 million gallons of water per year from a state in a drought to sell as Arrowhead bottled water. I know, I know, stupid state of California meddling in the...
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    Pipeline Burst in Alabama

    While you were worried about who stands for the National Anthem Part II: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-alabama-pipeline-20160918-snap-story.html It turns out that there is a reasonable concern for building oil pipelines over watersheds or ceremonial burial cites. Lucky indeed. aa
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    Elizabeth Warren eats Wells Fargo Executive's Lunch

    While you were worried about who stands for the National Anthem Part I: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/20/494738797/you-should-resign-watch-sen-elizabeth-warren-grill-wells-fargo-ceo-john-stumpf Turns out there was more senior executive looting of the middle class going on...
  10. Alcoholic Actuary

    New Tax Inversion Rules!!!!!

    I know the thread title is an attention grabber, forgive my blatent sensationalism - But, whenever I speak to my right leaning friends about the tax code and how we can't ever seem to generate enough revenue, the first solution on their minds is closing the existing tax loop holes (in lieu of...
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    Anyone Know Merrick Garland?

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/03/16/470643431/-i-ve-made-my-decision-on-supreme-court-nominee-president-obama-says Obama's selection for Supreme Court Justice. He seems kind of vanilla (not in a racist way, but in a political way). I guess there are two ways to go with the...
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    Reducing the Number of Tax Brackets Doesn't Really 'Simplify' the Tax Code

    Excellent article on NPR: lots-of-candidates-want-to-simplify-the-tax-code-heres-what-they-get-wrong and There is multiplication involved so there is plenty of fodder for the math-haters. Of course the real motive for such a maneuver is obvious: (link to an analysis of Bush's proposed...
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    Gun Rights Outweigh Gun Control - Pew Survey

    http://www.people-press.org/2014/12/10/growing-public-support-for-gun-rights/ Some interesting trends in the report - including the reversal of the majority opinion after Newtown in 2012. This has to be the single worst alignment of public sentiment and actual statistical risk assessment in...
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    U.S. Energy Loan Program Back in Black

    http://www.npr.org/2014/11/13/363572151/after-solyndra-loss-u-s-energy-loan-program-turning-a-profit By my calculations, the Energy program is earning about 2.4% interest on a lending program with a 2.3% default rate. Weren't there quite a few people condemning the government program after...
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