May Contain Blueberries

the sometimes journal of Jeremy Beker

The events of the current administration have baffled and stunned me for the past several years, but the link below just stuns me. It is so appallingly wrong in a fundamental sense. I am speechless.

Pentagon Plans Futures Market for Events in Mideast

UPDATED: Another story. NYT This is in effect allowing people to wager on events that cost human lives and somehow playing it as if it was some sort of game. I just finished reading a book, Chasm City, in which an upper class of postmortal people would capture and tag people from the underclass and release them to be hunted for sport. This article just reaches too close.

Trying to make predictions on future events is one thing, allowing people to effectively bet on it is another. What the hell are we coming to?