Archive for the ‘films’ Category

The Actuary Documentary

The actuarial profession has not received much attention from filmmakers since these clips from a 1948 classic:
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However that may all change if the New York City Office of the Actuary (NYCOA) has its way.

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Everything Trump Touches Dies & A Bronx Tale Message

Offering scores of variations on the ‘Trump Is An Idiot” theme Rick Wilson in his book (from which I excerpted the Governor Shinebox bit) tries to be an amalgam of humorist, provocateur, and sage. Sometimes he hits*.

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Freeheld Pension Plot Points

Freeheld got a lot wrong about how pensions and freeholder meetings operate in New Jersey but it is still worth a viewing now that it is on DVD for both the intended emotional punch and the unintentional laughs:
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More Videos

With the 2011 pension reforms collapsing and the aggressive investments in the New Jersey pension and benefits fund tanking you would think that the scramble to come up with the billion+ dollars that the fund needs to liquidate to pay out monthly benefits would be a major story but it’s not.  The legislature is off until after the November elections and Chris Christie is discussing topics of interests to people in Iowa and New Hampshire, which so far have not included the bankruptcy of New Jersey’s retirement system.

So we are left to look elsewhere for interesting tidbits and below are a few videos that I found to be so – the first two I patched together and the rest taken from this site.
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