Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

SOA on Impact of Covid-19

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) release a research brief on the impact of COVID-19,

Excerpts below:

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Coronavirus Prevention

There will be two parts to this blog.

First, excerpts form a book Costco got in on dealing with the coronavirus pandemic based on what was known on February 27, 2020 that you might find useful.

Second, a rant on how New Jersey has mishandled the coronavirus pandemic based on what is known today that I find cathartic.

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Health Justice NOW (IV): What We Do

Timothy Faust’s philippic against the US healthcare ends with what to do to get to single-payer.

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Health Justice NOW (III) What Lies Beyond

Timothy Faust’s philippic against the US healthcare continues with some of the causes of health inequity and their structural roots..

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Health Justice NOW (II) What We Want

Timothy Faust’s philippic against the US healthcare continues with what we (everybody but the private-insurance infrastructure) really want.

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Health Justice NOW (I) What We Got

Most years around now I was in Washington, DC at the Enrolled Actuaries meeting with one of my evening excursions being a jog to the a bookstore up the road where I could have seen someone like this guy:
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Coincidentally, I found Timothy Faust’s philippic against the US healthcare system in Princeton last month and have been provided the time within which to read it, starting with a section on what we got.

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Coronavirus Survival Guide

With bookstores likely not considered essential businesses my purchase of a special collectors edition of Remind and the Coronavirus Survival Guide might be the last use my Barnes & Noble card gets for a while.

Here are excerpts from one of those.

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