I just heard a pretty interesting tidbit (Battling the AK-47 ) over on marketplace.org. It was about the AK-47. The history of the weapon seems pretty interesting (weapon of choice of the bad guys, largely distributed by the good guys) but what i thought was really interesting is how organizations like Medicines Sans Frontiers sometimes use the price of AKs to determine the level of violence in a particular area. Could be another application of futures markets used for prediction: a weapons futures market as a measure of social unrest…

November 20, 2006 · Uncategorized · · [Print]

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