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Betting on Terrorism (B)
Freeman, R. Edward; Mead, Jenny; Mattingly, George Case E-0357 / Published February 9, 2010 / 1 pages.
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The Pentagon decides to abandon a proposed government-sponsored, real-money futures market aimed at providing insight into military activity and political instability, primarily in the Middle East. Despite public outcry that it was tantamount to profiting from disaster, the proposal had held some merit, given the predictive power of markets. Was it right to quash it?


Learning Objectives

1. To examine the ethical issues of a controversial and unorthodox program 2. To examine and analyze stakeholder theory in a decidedly unusual setting 3. To analyze an ethical situation through frameworks

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    The Pentagon decides to abandon a proposed government-sponsored, real-money futures market aimed at providing insight into military activity and political instability, primarily in the Middle East. Despite public outcry that it was tantamount to profiting from disaster, the proposal had held some merit, given the predictive power of markets. Was it right to quash it?

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    1. To examine the ethical issues of a controversial and unorthodox program 2. To examine and analyze stakeholder theory in a decidedly unusual setting 3. To analyze an ethical situation through frameworks