Risking Everything

The comedian Marcus Brigstocke turns a shrewd and sceptical eye on the history of the industry we love to hate - insurance

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Why do we buy insurance? And could we do without it? Tracing the industry back to its origins in the Middle Ages, Marcus untangles the ethics of life assurance, uncovers early prohibitions on 'betting on lives', and reveals some of the notorious cases that helped to create today's industry.

010120040103

Why do we buy insurance? And could we do without it? Tracing the industry back to its origins in the Middle Ages, Marcus untangles the ethics of life assurance, uncovers early prohibitions on 'betting on lives', and reveals some of the notorious cases that helped to create today's industry.