Posts From cobrien
By Joshua Feldman
When not writing or grading puzzles for Contingencies, for the past few years I have had a second extracurricular actuarial activity take up my time: I am the president of the Central State Actuarial Forum (CSAF), a proud affiliate of the Casualty Actuarial Society.
By Michael G. Malloy
When British doctor and scientist Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin in 1928, he recognized that in addition to being a ruthless bacteria killer, the first antibiotic would prompt bacterial “bugs” to mutate over time after being exposed to it—a normal evolutionary response.
By Ari Szafranski
“Congratulations! You’ve been promoted to manager … good luck!”
By Jeff Reeves
Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States for many decades, and remains so to this day.
By Ross Zilber
As a valuation actuary, I rarely come across an actual consumer. My work is mostly with the data, and my immediate customers are usually others who work in financial reporting.