A conspiracy against risk. By taking on huge volumes of risk and experimenting with capital, insurance companies seem to offer vaccination against disasters. The virus they guard against gets time to incubate as it picks its victims among those with the least natural resistance, growing stronger, biding its time for the next outbreak. Build houses on a flood plain? Sure, with a policy. Unfortunately the policy doesn't keep the waters from rising and drowning you. The control it offers is transient, illusory, as permanent as the flickering image on a television screen.

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