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July/August 2013



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  • Free Agent: Charles Ives’ Dual Careers
    The modernist composer embraced risk with his musical compositions but managed to keep it at bay while managing the largest insurance agency of his time.
  • The Perilous State of Flood Insurance
    The National Flood Insurance Program is under water. Can the private sector help?
  • Is the Time Value of Money Dead?
    Index-linked government bonds are now offering zero or near-zero real yields. Is this a bond bubble? Or does it signal a more fundamental change?
  • Prisoners of the Data—the Mortgage Industry and Predictive Modeling
    Got an idea for something you think could be the neatest invention since sliced bread? It might be patentable.
  • Plus puzzles and more


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