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Future's bright for terror betting

A futures market first proposed by the Pentagon that allows speculators to bet on assassinations, coups and acts of terrorism is to be set up without government involvement, it emerged yesterday. The project, abandoned in August after political criticism, will be launched next month by the San Diego-based technology company Net Exchange – the firm the Pentagon worked with on the idea. “At present, we aren’t making any of that public,” said the company president, Charles Polk, yesterday. “Given the treatment this received in the political machine in July and August, and in much of the press, we are being a little guarded in our approach.” Full Story

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