Slabbed welcomes our insurance industry visitors coming for Senator Wicker’s insurance forum.

Just to show you guys we’re not complete hicks how about I strike up some Yeats and bid a hale and hearty Mississippi coast welcome to Lloyd Dixon, Greg Toczydlowski, Howard Kunrether and Erwann Michel-Kerjan.


Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
 Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
 The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
 Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

I promise to wear jeans without holes.


2 thoughts on “Slabbed welcomes our insurance industry visitors coming for Senator Wicker’s insurance forum.”

  1. “dress blues” I take it! I just paid a small fortune for jeans that came with “holes” – hope that doesn’t make me a “hick”, thought I’d be “stylish”.

    Appreciate you adding the welcome. I got too involved in reading some of the papers authored by the experts and forgot my manners.

    It’s been my experience that such experts place a high value on anecdotal data but have very little access to such information in a way that connects the dots. For example, Wicker’s press release mentions the cost of insurance is not affordable to small businesses – and that dot connects directly to the cost of insurance homeowners must have to secure a mortgage. In other words, insurance would be more affordable to small businesses if their customers had more money to spend and spendable family income is limited by the cost of insurance.

    It’s one reason I think Taylor’s plan is so critically needed. The wind/water issues following Katina are not necessary to anyone but the insurance industry as it’s now conceptualized.

    What we need is a new concept so that “risk management” doesn’t increase the risk to policyholders. IMO, the insurance industry will never change the claims handling practices that increase profits at the expense of policyholders and we need to move on. It’s not just a problem on our Coast or limited to coastal areas, it’s nationwide and it’s crippling our national economy.

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