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Space Capitalism

How Humans will Colonize Planets, Moons, and Asteroids

  • Peter Lothian Nelson
  • Walter E. Block

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism book series (PASTCL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block
    Pages 1-11
  3. Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block
    Pages 13-26
  4. Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block
    Pages 27-39
  5. Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block
    Pages 41-50
  6. Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block
    Pages 51-62
  7. Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block
    Pages 63-69
  8. Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block
    Pages 71-90
  9. Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block
    Pages 91-97
  10. Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block
    Pages 99-118
  11. Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block
    Pages 119-136
  12. Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block
    Pages 137-156
  13. Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block
    Pages 157-172
  14. Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block
    Pages 173-181
  15. Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block
    Pages 183-212
  16. Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block
    Pages 213-238
  17. Peter Lothian Nelson, Walter E. Block
    Pages 239-242
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 243-317

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Space Capitalism Free enterprise Classical liberalism Space travel Space colonization Economic freedom Space economics Virgin Galactic Skreemr Market-driven entrepreneurship Resource allocation Adam Smith Private space entrepreneurship Government-private sector

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Lothian Nelson
    • 1
  • Walter E. Block
    • 2
  1. 1.PL Nelson Engineering Inc.Lakewood, COUSA
  2. 2.Loyola UniversityNew Orleans, LAUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74651-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-74650-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-74651-7
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