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Meditations on Insurance and Society 2: An Irreligious Faith

Published on 11 August 2023

Welcome to Insurance Covered summer special miniseries Meditations on Insurance and Society.

Normally on this podcast Peter is joined by a guest to discuss an aspect of the wonderful world of insurance. But, this August, we are doing something different. Instead of our normal fortnightly podcast, we are releasing an 8 episode mini series focusing on the role that insurance has played throughout history in shaping society. They will incorporate a bit of history, a bit of philosophy, some psychology, a lot of insurance and… who knows what else.

In part two we look at:

  • How the concept of insurance developed in the era of the Babylonians.
  • The link between religious faith and insurance.
  • Bottomry and Respondentia as a early form of proto-insurance.
  • Why the Amish do not use insurance.
  • The prerequisites to the modern premium based insurance we know today.

We hope you our summer special series and will follow along with new episodes releasing every Monday and Thursday throughout August.

Missed part one? Click here to find all episodes

Regular episodes will resume in September 

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