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  •  Because the best way to forecast the next 40 years (5+ / 0-)

    is to project the past 4 years onto it. Duh.

    Someone explain to me again why pundits have jobs?

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 10:32:53 PM PST

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    •  Predicting 25 yrs of recession (3+ / 0-)
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      RJDixon74135, neighborm, ozsea1

      an event that has not happened since the Black Plague killed half the human population on the planet.

      An event the human race might not survive, technical fallback, Mad Max scenario, subsistence living, the last thing we'll worry about is getting a SS check.

      Dont get me wrong, all of that is possible, but its very unrealistic. And remember the job of an actuary is to produce a conservative financial estimate.

      FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

      by Roger Fox on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 10:52:13 PM PST

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      Kentucky DeanDemocrat

      "Someone explain to me again why pundits have jobs?" ...
      because  Goebbels is dead and the job was open

      "History records that the money changers have used every form of abuse, intrigue, deceit, and violent means possible to maintain their control over governments by controlling the money and its issuance." -James Madison

      by FreeTradeIsYourEpitaph on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 01:30:15 PM PST

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