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The Fall of Off-the-Wall Street

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For those of you not tuned into the news over the past couple of days, a plot by the US security department to launch a website where people could buy and sell shares on the likelihood of terrorist activities has been quashed. The idea planned to analyse the “terror market” and use the information to predict what event was most likely to happen next, such as the assassination of state heads, etc. Quite frankly the idea was appauling and stupid not to mention completely distasteful. The concept of allowing people to bet on death is sickening. Plus, one has to wonder that if some individual made a small fortune by trading on the site, would they then become a suspect of inside information? source: