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Flashback Tuesday: “A Very Sick Business”

In this week’s flashback, we’re taking you to 1994 with Rachel Giese’s piece on the shady cross-border trade in life insurance policies. Giese introduces readers to the sleazy world of so-called “viatical” companies, businesses that turn a profit buying life insurance policies from the terminally ill at reduced value and then auctioning them off to… More »