This presentation, made Oct. 20 at the S&P Mergers and Acquisitions Symposium in New York City, discusses insurance issues and the November elections. The presentation discusses global political and economic issues such as prospects for weaker economic growth and the rise of the political right and the impact that it is having on U.S. elections. It notes the increasing gridlock on the national scene and the rising use of social media by candidates to communicate directly with the public. It notes that national politics have far less influence on insurance issues than does politics at the state level. It briefly discusses two issues likely to be prominent in insurance at the state level: workers compensation and automobile insurance.
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