The Pentagon recently decided to copy Kentucky’s horse racetracks, through DARPA’s futures market. Tom Daschle summed up the reaction pretty well:
This is just wrong.
Senator Warner of Virginia elaborates, saying that it’s “an incentive actually to commit acts of terrorism.”
Great. Now terror organizations can place their bets, send their men off to die, and collect their pay.
The Pentagon today decided to shut down this program. No mystery why.