Space Capitalism How Humans will Colonize Planets, Moons, and Asteroids
Nelson, Peter Lothian. author.

Space Capitalism How Humans will Colonize Planets, Moons, and Asteroids

Nelson, Peter Lothian. author.


Personal Author
Nelson, Peter Lothian. author.

Physical Description
XVII, 317 p. 2 illus. online resource.

Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism

1. Privatize Space Travel! -- 2. Man’s Inhumanity to Man -- 3. Why privatize anything? -- 4. Why Privatize Space Travel and Colonization? -- 5. Ownership Concepts -- 6.The Moon -- 7. The Inner Planets and Extra-terrestrial Moons -- 8. Gas Giants -- 9. Asteroids, Comets, and Other non-Planetary Objects -- 10. Space boondoggles: NASA, STEM subsidies -- 11. Public Goods: Basic Research and Terraforming -- 12. Space Law -- 13. Timing -- 14. Who Are the Libertarians in the Space Initiative? -- 15. Space Oriented Writers -- 16. Conclusion.

This book compares and contrasts the motivations, morality, and effectiveness of space exploration when pursued by private entrepreneurs as opposed to government. The authors advocate market-driven, private initiatives take the lead through enhanced competition and significant resources that can be allocated to the exploration and exploitation of outer space. Space travel and colonisation is analysed through the prism of economic freedom and laissez faire capitalism, in a unique and accessible book.

Subject Term
Schools of economics.
Economic policy.
Economic history.
Regional economics.
Popular Science in Economics.
Heterodox Economics.
Economic Policy.
History of Economic Thought/Methodology.
R & D/Technology Policy.
Regional/Spatial Science.

Added Author
Block, Walter E.

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