No Future for Futures

I’m a little behind on reporting this. Apparently, not everyone in Washington is braindead.

Pentagon Abandons Plan for Futures Market on Terror
By CARL HULSE

“WASHINGTON, July 29 ? The Pentagon office that proposed spying electronically on Americans to monitor potential terrorists has quickly abandoned an idea in which anonymous speculators would have bet on forecasting terrorist attacks, assassinations and coups in an online futures market.”