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Maybe, but that's not how I read it.
I don't think she'd be happy to see herself as a predator.

But there is the idea of not questioning the system. Honestly, I believe that this is strong even in France, but I have the intuition that the English system of few subjects for A level, then a short period at university (at least in that field: actuaries qualify here with a mere BSc -it takes the equivalent of an MSc in France and, even then, many of them undertake that after other studies) makes it worse.

So many of these actuaries (my wife working as one, I meet many) seem, for example, to have very little understanding of economics. Oh, some will say "I have great belief in the outcome of the market", but that's not an understanding.
And that baffles me. Honestly, if you are going to spend your life modelling financial risks, you might conceivably have some curiosity about how economics really work. But no, it seems to be mostly repeating the same tools without seeking the broader view.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Fri May 20th, 2011 at 09:21:37 AM EST
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