Upsetting
Thursday, July 31, 2003
 
To be totally honest, I don't have a problem with a terrorism-futures market -- my friends and I have already set odds for which U.S. city will be the next to be hammered. I think I posted the odds up here a long time ago, and New York, Washington and L.A. were at the top. Seattle and Chicago followed Boston, I think. (I hope nothing happens when I'm in Chicago this weekend, but it's not like I can do anything about it. It is reassuring to read this right before you go to the airport.)

Anyway, the only issue I have with Poindexter trying to set a futures market for terrorism is that he's (was) in a position to manipulate the market. Then again, if I knew which side he was trying to influence I would load up over there.

As my friend says about gambling, "Who cares if it's fixed, so long as you bet on the side it's rigged for."
 
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