help-wanted.jpgThe presidential debate is getting bogged down in a petty dispute over which candidate has enough “experience” to run the country, which in reality obscures the most important point of this election–what direction will the person elected actually take on any number of key policy questions? The same issues dominate the argument over whether the revolving door between state insurance departments and the industry being regulated should be slammed shut.

The other day, I ran a post from Steve Piontek, editor of NU’s life and health insurance weekly, about how shameless regulators have become in negotiating lucrative gigs in the business while they are still regulating it. Steve called for a two-year ban on any insurance industry employment for any of its regulators.

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