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The Presidential Candidates Offer Their Prescriptions
for What Ails America's Health Care System

Health care takes a big ite out of the budget—not just yours and mine, but the country's GDP as well.
by John F. Kerry and George W. Bush

Professions and the Public Interest

Professions claim to serve the public interest. But who is the public and how should its interests be served?
by Lauren M. Bloom

A treasury of Vanderhoof
For the first time, Irwin Vanderhoof's columns for
Contingencies have been collected in one volume. Use our online form to get "Through an Actuarial Looking Glass" for just $16.

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The Winner's Curse and Insurance

What kind of marketplace leaves the winner paying too much? It's called an auction, and the principle operates in the world of insurance as well as estates.
by Christian Svendsgaard

Pensions Are My Business

Never trust a dame, especially if she's a Fed who knows how to work the 411(b)(1)(H) angle.
by Bruce C. Gaffney

SPECIAL SECTION: SOA Annual Meeting

INSIDE TRACK
Silly Season
by Steve Sullivan

LETTERS

COMMENTARY
The Evangelical Actuary
by Patrick J. McGuigan

POLICY BRIEFING
On the Road Again
by Steve English

WORKSHOP
Improved Risk Management Through Hindsight
by Mark Ruloff

HUMOR
The Simple Life
by Tom Bakos

TRADECRAFT
Time for Another Look at Personal Lines Territories
by Howard Botts and
Jeffrey L. Kucera

BOOKLINKS
Applications of Monte Carlo Methods to Finance and Insurance
Review by Bruce D. Schobel

PUZZLES
by Noam Segal

ENDPAPER
Book Me a Room at the Tower of Babel
by Richard T. Zatorski


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