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Monday, November 27, 2006

  Legalize off earth land ownership!

I wish I could cut the title of this blog entry down to something that could fit on a bumper sticker, 'cause it's important. It's a "tragedy of the commons" problem writ large.

Seen on Selenian Boondocks:
 
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Got the problem exactly backwards, and the thought process stuck in the days of bannana republic-think.

Granted, our oligarchy controlled western governmental legal processes are stuck in the corporate empire mindset, however

If you want to go to the moon and set up shop, by all means
get on with it. Personally, I think orbital shops make more sense, me. But whenging that property rights aren't settled is just silly.

Go set up shop. Someone bitches, let'em try and enforce
some restrictive treaty, the human race will be so
stunned by the vision and purpose, that laws will
be rewritten. Rewritten nothing, rethought.

This "east india trading company"-ness is bs, short
sighted, and I could give a good gd about fat cats
who want to profit from only ownership. It's all crap.

Waaa, waaaa, "Who will protect our investment?" No one,
get over it, and get on with it.
 
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