"And on the Terror Markets Today…"

I can’t even begin to describe how incredibly tasteless and morally wrong I find the idea of a Terror Futures market, or a “Policy Analysis Market” as the Pentagon is euphemistically referring to it.

I think maybe the Bush régime has been reading the Onion too much lately. C’mon, people. This is real life. You can’t do that.

Here’s one to think about: say a very wealthy trader on this so-called “terror futures” market makes a great investment, like buying futures on the assassination of Yassir Arafat at five cents a share with a $1 payoff. What’s to stop this trader from turning his “futures” into a sure thing by paying off a hit man?

posted by Chris on 29 July 2003 at 1141 in politix


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