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Risk & Security

The roots of the European/Middle Eastern migration crisis

Interesting essay by Walter Russell Mead in the Wall Street Journal today. In places his analysis strikes me as a bit too simplistic, but I’m not an expert in the field. It’s certainly worth reading if you’re wondering about the historical… Continue Reading →

Warning: Insurance company gadgets could be hazardous to your safety

I recently got a letter from my auto insurance company offering me a deal: Install a little electronic gadget in our cars, and we would receive a discount on our insurance rates. The gadget would plug-in to the on-board computer… Continue Reading →

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