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By William M. Arkin

A beautiful exploration of the delicate erosion of freedom in an age of concocted worry and de facto army authority.

When we predict of an army coup, the 1st snapshot that involves brain is a normal, status at a podium with a flag in the back of him, stating the deposing of elected leaders and the establishment of martial law.

Think again.

In AMERICAN COUP, William Arkin unearths the desk-bound takeover of the top reaches of presidency through a coterie of "grey men" of the nationwide defense institution. working among the traces of the structure this robust and unelected crew fights to save lots of the country from "terror" and guns of mass destruction whereas even as enhancing and undermining the very essence of the rustic. Many books are written approximately secrecy, surveillance, and executive law-breaking; none so powerfully divulge the reality of lifestyle during this country of struggle.

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2d 1076 (5th Cir. 1973), cert. S. 869 (1974). 16 INSTITUTIONAL CONTROL AND LARGE-SCALE, LONG-TERM HAZARDS 5. The specific legislation included the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (1932); Section 5 of the Home Owners' Loan Act of 1933, which created the Federal Savings and Loan System; and Title IV of the National Housing Act of 1934, which created FSLIC. See Strunk and Case (1988). 6. The reasons for the success of these interest groups are, at least in our opinion, still not well understood. The best theoretical analysis is in Peltzman (1976), but a careful reading of his paper still leaves unanswered why some types of groups are so successful at regulation, while others fail.

Ap,L For risk two you learn that: • Estimates of possible insured loss: All experts agree that if a loss occurs, it will equal $1 million. • Estimates of annual probability of loss: 5 in 1,000. However, there is wide disagreement on this figure and a high degree of uncertainty among the experts. Question: What is the minimum premium you would charge to accept this risk? _ Comments : _ 3. p, UL For risk three you learn that: • Estimates of possible insured loss: Experts' best estimate is that if a loss occurs, it will equal $1 million.

Our earlier analysis, however, shows that the qualitative results are generally reinforced when one allows for heterogeneous perceptions of possible damages. 2. The list in the text is merely suggestive. For a more complete discussion, see Ringleb and Wiggins (1990). 3. 00. 4. Burdens of proof were eased with the advent of strict liability. See, for example, Borel v. Fiberboard Prods. Corp .. 493 F. 2d 1076 (5th Cir. 1973), cert. S. 869 (1974). 16 INSTITUTIONAL CONTROL AND LARGE-SCALE, LONG-TERM HAZARDS 5.

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