Think you know what will happen in the Middle East? The chances Yasser Arafat will be assassinated? How long Saudia Arabia’s monarchy will last? Put your money where your mouth is. Thanks to the Defense Department, you might soon be able to do just that in the Policy Analysis Market: “Pentagon’s futures market plan condemned”
While I predict the plan will not be put into place, there already exist companies that make profits by investing in terrorism, war, and political unrest by selling insurance to U.S. corporations. The man who started one of the largest companies in this “emerging field”? None other than the U.S. civilian ruler of iraq, Paul Bremer.
> See Naomi Klein’s “Downsizing in Disguise” or,
> A policy paper by Paul Bremer titled “New Risks in International Business”