The difference is that Malthus's agents correctly foresee the future, whereas the majority of Lloyd's agents
in existing society do not and hence must rely only on present knowns.
When Britain's wars broke out in the 19th and 20th centuries, it was Lloyd's agents
(basically claim adjusters) in ports around the world that became the forerunner of MI-6 and the British Secret Service.
Often the local magistrates threw out the cases on the rare occasions of an arrest.' The police should have been helped by Lloyd's agents
, who were responsible for collating shipping casualties in Cheshire and trying to ensure proper salvage was undertaken.