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Author Nelson, Peter L. (Peter Lothian), 1946-
Title Space capitalism : how humans will colonize planets, moons, and asteroids / Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

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Author Nelson, Peter L. (Peter Lothian), 1946-
Series Palgrave studies in classical liberalism.
Palgrave studies in classical liberalism.
Subject Space industrialization.
Space flight -- Privatization.
Space flight -- Economic aspects.
Liberalism -- Economic aspects.
Outer space -- Exploration -- Economic aspects.
Alt Name Block, Walter, 1941-
Description 1 online resource.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 13, 2018).
Contents Privatize space travel! -- Man's inhumanity to man -- Why privatize anything? -- Why privatize space travel and colonization? -- Ownership concepts -- The moon -- The inner planets and extra-terrestrial moons -- The gas giants -- Asteroids, comets, and other non-planetary objects -- Space boondoggles: NASA, STEM subsidies -- Public goods: basic research and terraforming -- Space law -- Timing -- Who are the libertarians in the space initiative? -- Space-oriented writers -- Conclusion.
Summary This title 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.
ISBN 9783319746517 (electronic bk.)
3319746510 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1043830972
Additional Format Print version: Nelson, Peter L. (Peter Lothian), 1946- Space capitalism. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] 3319746502 9783319746500 (OCoLC)1016967988.

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