Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
You mean if the US government had kept spending money on glorious space projects? Some people call that socialism. I'll stick with government regulating what it is authorized to regulate and spending on those tasks it is authorized to spend on. I could be mistaken about the salutary effects of government space projects (I am sure there are a few, very few). I used to hear of another country that spent quite a bit on space projects. I think the called it the USSR. How is that country doing?
If real men were in charge we'd be heading for a Star Trek future - we came, we saw, we came again.With the current bleedership (liberal manginas and wimminz) we're heading for Soylent Green - tops.No vision, no ambition and capabilities to match
At least it won't bounce.
http://mars-one.com/en/about-mars-one/teamlooks like european entrepreneurs are trying to make Mars a reality...l.
Wasn't even us. Dutch guy.
The guy who did the dead cat helicopter is Dutch.
Fine fine, duly noted - Dutch, and those are government programs. I was more criticizing the general decay in the quality and caliber of modern day westerners.
I agree with your idea, regarding the general decline of the West. Western breakthroughs in science, medicine, and technology, led the world for the last five centuries.The flying cat thing, looks like an act from the 1970s Gong Show. That was an embarrassment, not a scientific development.
You know what set us back 30 years?The space shuttle program.Don't take my word for it. Investigate the technology. Look at the alternate proposals. What you'll discover is that the space shuttle was a giant government jobs program. It was designed to be as bloated as possible and it was as sclerotic as any other government program because of it.The appropriate symbol for the shuttle program would be a giant wooden desk with wings. Flying bureaucracy.If we really had the desire we could be flying SSTO craft capable of reaching the moon in 48 hours. The technology exists. The will to build them doesn't.
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