Monday, March 29, 2010

The Bad Old Days

It was very disheartening to see 2 young men were stabbed to death on the subway yesterday. When I read about it, it sounded like a crime story out of pre-Rudy New York. I can't put any cash on it, but I do sense an uptick in crime & lawlessness in NYC recently. Forget about health insurance, in the bad old days in NYC, crime was so bad, if you were a regular subway commuter it was considered a preexisting condition which would mean insurance companies could deny you life insurance.

Here is the equation that we need to avoid:

NYC + 1970's level of crime - financial services industry = modern day Detroit

Don't say it can't happen.

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