Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Hannah reads about the insurance biz in London in the 1700s

Hannah posted this on her facebook wall:

‎"In the feverish London insurance market of the mideighteenth century it was possible to buy insurance against cuckoldry, lying, and even losing at the lottery."

And then pointed out: "Strangely, they had no real notion of risk calculation, so nobody actually took a look at your wife when they offered you the deal."

I have to admit most of our day-to-day posting has moved to facebook, where we can see the faces of the people who read and comment!


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