greg (grysar) wrote,
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Slate Introduces an Index for tracking 2008 election markets

The Slate index covers three different markets, two paying and one free. I need to check out CSIS's professional ethics rules on this sort of thing. If nothing else, I could probably get in on the free betting one.

But I do really approve of this sort of thing. Particularly if they make it easy to track positions. Pundits don't really face any consequences for being repeatedly wrong. More markets like this, where people had to clearly state their bets on quantifiable outcomes, would be a great way to see whether their predictions have any value.
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