Robert Samuelsonslatest on Social Security has been ably taken down by Mark Thoma and Max Sawicky. But this line from no relation to Paul has me wondering who his insurance agent is:
In normal usage, insurance suggests protection against something you don't expect to happen
I expect to get sick on occasion and I do not expect to meet the cohorts of Osama bin Laden, so I purchase health insurance but not Al Qaeda insurance. Does Mr. Samuelson have a different philosophy on what to insure?
The U.S. government has never publicly acknowledged killing Hassan Ghul, identified as an Al Qaeda operative and close associate of Osama Bin Laden. Documents provided to the Washington Post by Edward Snowden confirm that he died in October 2012, along with revelations of the NSA’s involvement in the targeted killing program. Read more...