Presidential Futures?

I’m not referring to what the future holds for the Presidential hopefuls, I’m talking about ‘investing’ futures.

I found this article on Slate: Why Vote When You Can Bet?

This is both intreguing and disturbing at the same time. It would be cool to back up my presidential predictions with cold hard cash but what does this do to us as a society? Are we sullying the office and the election by doing this? I mean this really isn’t investing in a ‘future’ it is placing a bet with the ability to trade that same bet.

Here is how things are stacked at this point for an Individual Winner Contract:

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