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Even so, the penetrating anecdotes carefully researched by Johnston and his team of reporters make this a compelling look at just how the game can be altered to serve the wishes of the well-connected few. The author reveals how homeowners' title insurance is larded with unnecessary costs for home buyers, how government subsidies prop up a posh golf course in Oregon, and even how Warren Buffett's GEICO insurance company got $100 million in subsidies for a $40 million call center. In one chapter he argues that home alarm companies benefit from a hidden subsidy, too; what they're ultimately selling is a service—police response—that they pay nothing to provide. Worse, he says, the thousands of false alarms actually make communities less safe, since the cops handling them aren't out on the beat deterring real crimes.


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Yeah, better to hand it all out to the illegal under aged drug dealers in
SF.


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Even so, the penetrating anecdotes carefully researched by Johnston and his team of reporters make this a compelling look at just how the game can be altered to serve the wishes of the well-connected few. The author reveals how homeowners' title insurance is larded with unnecessary costs for home buyers, how government subsidies prop up a posh golf course in Oregon, and even how Warren Buffett's GEICO insurance company got $100 million in subsidies for a $40 million call center. In one chapter he argues that home alarm companies benefit from a hidden subsidy, too; what they're ultimately selling is a service—police response—that they pay nothing to provide. Worse, he says, the thousands of false alarms actually make communities less safe, since the cops handling them aren't out on the beat deterring real crimes.


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What in the heck is a Mexican Collision Coverage? Today I droped GEICO because they increased their rates on me after calling them to update them on mileage and car usage. Nothing had changed in my driving habits, heck I only work a couple of days anyway and I have no points, tickets or accidents. I had them since 1984 and they used to be reasonable; I don't know what's wrong with them. Anyway I called a company that insures teachers for a couple of hundred less they fully insured all three of my cars; yes 200 less than GEICO which quoted me liability only. This means I have been raped all these years for being loyal.
Anyway, I was checking my paper work and I see this Mexican Collision Coverage thingy and I have no idea what it is. Any one knows?
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Yeah, better to hand it all out to the illegal under aged drug dealers in
SF.
Your idea, not mine.

But it does leave the impression you approve of tax handouts to the already rich.
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Your idea, not mine.

But it does leave the impression you approve of tax handouts to the already rich.
Definitely NOT my idea.

The call center deal is all about votes which is what politics is all about.
Give someone a livelihood and they will likely vote for you.
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The call center deal is all about votes which is what politics is all about.


Which is exactly why it is so wrong.

I challenge you to get the book and read it. That example is one of the less egregious.

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Which is exactly why it is so wrong.

I challenge you to get the book and read it. That example is one of the less egregious examples.
Have a problem with voting ?
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Drewpuff, you deserve a real answer. I believe Mexican collision coverage is for when you have a collision in the country of Mexico, where your regular collision coverage would not be valid.

While it's funny to think that it covers you if hit by an illegal alien driver, if that were true, I'd buy it in a NYminute. The odds of being hit in Colorado by an alien are pretty high.

So did I tell you the truth?

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Drewpuff, you deserve a real answer. I believe Mexican collision coverage is for when you have a collision in the country of Mexico, where your regular collision coverage would not be valid.

While it's funny to think that it covers you if hit by an illegal alien driver, if that were true, I'd buy it in a NYminute. The odds of being hit in Colorado by an alien are pretty high.

So did I tell you the truth?
The odds in L.A. are even higher.
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