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Meditations on Insurance and Society 6: Everyone Everywhere All At Once

Published on 24 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 six we look at:

  • How insurance developed into the global industry it is today
  • How insurance came to be 'everywhere'
  • How technology and enhanced trade encouraged the growth of insurance
  • The impact war in the 1900s had on dismantling the insurance network centred around Britain and the development of more national insurance industries
  • The development of specialist reinsurers
  • The use of microinsurance in developing countries
  • The welfare system making insurance available to everyone

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

Regular episodes will resume in September. 

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