A modest proposal: truth markets

Below are just a few recent headlines involving conspiracy theories that have caught my attention:

  1. Via the Associated Press (Sophia Tulp): “As elites arrive in Davos, conspiracy theories thrive online
  2. Via Mediaite (Candace Ortiz): “Joe Rogan theorizes Joe Biden’s own team is trying to get rid of him before 2024 by uncovering mishandled classified documents
  3. Via Forbes (Paul Tassi): “‘Velma’ is so bad it’s spawned psyop conspiracy theories

Are any of these alleged conspiracies real? More to the point: why do some (many?) people believe so? However those questions are answered, what if there were a truth market where people could place bets on the truth values of any given conspiracy theory? That is precisely what I propose in my latest work-in-progress “Truth Markets”, which is available here.

About F. E. Guerra-Pujol

When I’m not blogging, I am a business law professor at the University of Central Florida.
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