BURN IT DOWN! Insurance Will Cover It.

Episode 53 September 29, 2020

Seamus is stuck in jail after that surveillance misunderstanding, but he still manages to find himself in one of the many protest-turned-riots that have been happening all over the US this year. The rioters and their supporters brush off the consequences of their destructive behavior with the cavalier claim that “insurance will cover it.” But even leaving aside the fact that that’s definitely NOT how insurance works, riots have other, long-term effects that no insurance plan, no matter how comprehensive, could possibly cover.


CREDITS:
Written by Seamus Coughlin, Jen Maffessanti, and Sean W. Malone
Animated by Seamus Coughlin
Produced & Edited by Sean W. Malone


LINKS:

https://www.startribune.com/skyrocketing-demolition-costs-for-riot-damaged-properties-delay-rebuilding/572269302/?refresh=true

https://fee.org/articles/here-are-just-10-of-the-many-minority-owned-businesses-destroyed-in-the-riots/

https://fee.org/articles/the-true-victims-of-the-chicago-riots/

https://fee.org/articles/vandalism-is-violence-destructive-riots-are-not-just-property-damage/

https://fee.org/articles/minneapolis-man-who-watched-his-business-burn-says-he-s-leaving-history-suggests-more-will-follow/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/investopedia/2010/12/22/how-riots-can-influence-an-economy/#2c4aa3e26335

https://www.voanews.com/usa/nation-turmoil-george-floyd-protests/economic-damage-civil-unrest-may-persist-decades

https://www.claimsjournal.com/news/national/2020/07/06/298012.htm

https://fee.org/articles/does-insurance-cover-rioting-and-looting-damage-either-way-its-disastrous/

https://www.axios.com/riots-cost-property-damage-276c9bcc-a455-4067-b06a-66f9db4cea9c.html

About the Hosts


Seamus Coughlin is a comedy writer and animator with a deep interest in politics and morality. After graduating high school, he started a small business in animation production and led small teams of animators on various projects while studying at his local community college. Today, Seamus continues producing entertaining animated content for a number of outlets, and a good deal of his work can be…

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Sean W. Malone studied music performance and composition for film and multimedia at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Bachelor of Music, 2005) and New York University (Master of Arts, 2007), before working in various creative roles in the music and film industries in New York and Los Angeles.

In 2011, he relocated to Washington, DC to develop professional media production capabilities at various…

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Jen Maffessanti was a Senior Writer at FEE and is a mother of two. She is now Director of Communications of the Libertas Institute. When she's not advocating for liberty or chasing kids, she can usually be found cooking or maybe racing cars. Check out her website.

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