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Despite the largest economic losses in history, analysts are divided in how quickly they expect the global insurance industry to respond by raising rates.

Expect Congress to pass flood insurance reform and make progress on crop insurance. Legislation looking to create optional federal charter, a national catastrophe fund backstop or to roll back Dodd-Frank or Sarbanes-Oxley all face significantly longer odds.

The Rent Isn’t That Damn High After All

by Gwen Moran on October 29, 2010 · View Comments

By now, you’ve likely heard New York gubernatorial candidate Jimmy McMillan’s opinions about the state of rent these days. His debate-stage diatribe spurred, if not widespread adoption of his daring facial hair styling, at least an enthusiastic outcry that the rent is “too damn high!”

Is it?

About That Mancession: It’s A Catchy Concept That Does Not Comport With Reality

by Kristi Eaton on October 28, 2010 · View Comments

With all the talk about mancessions, you’d think women would be doing a lot better than this.

To high unemployment rates, soaring national debt, and slowing growth in the gross domestic product, add another measure of the nation’s economic troubles: property-casualty insurance premiums.

Dave Behr Looks At The MBA, a/k/a The $260,000 Piece Of Paper, And Finds It Lacking

by Dave Behr on September 29, 2010 · View Comments

We’ve got scientific proof that law school is a bad investment. What about other expensive graduate programs? Dave Behr looks at the MBA, a/k/a the $260,000 piece of paper, and finds it lacking.

Letter From Washington – Congress Returns

by Eli Lehrer on September 16, 2010 · View Comments

With Congress back in town, D.C. traffic has returned to its typically awful state. The Senate is currently considering a “small business lending proposal” that I write about here . Unlike a fair number of proposals from the Left that can’t work on their own terms, this bill is a bona fide effort to solve [...]

FIRE Podcast – Peter Chapman Talks About The Last Of The Imperious Rich

by Arin Greenwood on September 13, 2010 · View Comments

Peter Chapman, author of The Last Of The Imperious Rich: Lehman Brothers 1844-2008, is the guest on this week’s FIRE News podcast. Peter talks with host Arin Greenwood about the fascinating Lehman brothers themselves. He also describes the firm’s rise and fall, from its start in the cotton trade in Alabama to its years of [...]

FIRE Podcast – Dr. Marina Adshade Explains Sex And Economics

by Arin Greenwood on September 3, 2010 · View Comments

This week’s FIRE News podcast is all about sex and economics. Dr. Marina Adshade, an economics professor at Dalhousie University, talks about her work looking at the economics of love and sex, which encompasses analysis of marriage, promiscuity, polygamy, and the cheapest night of the week to hire a prostitute. Listen to the podcast here [...]

How Small Businesses Get The Money They Need: The Tough Goes To Griffon Prep

by Arin Greenwood on September 1, 2010 · View Comments

How are small businesses financing themselves in this tight credit market? OOTS News is asking business owners, bankers, angel investors, and others, to talk about their experiences. When the going gets tough, the tough goes to grad school. And for the tough to go to grad school, the tough ordinarily must first take a test [...]

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