While the global super-rich are taking joyrides in space

21 Jul, 2021 at 11:32 | Posted in Politics & Society | 3 Comments

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Instead of putting billions of dollars into space tourism for the chosen few, think of what that money could have done in saving our climate and helping the poor and suffering in the world. One can have nothing but contempt for these super-rich ego-boosting ethical morons. And as if this wasn’t enough, we have a totally uncritical media reporting on the events. What a disgrace!


  1. Or we could applaud technological advances which might mean we can get to explore space.

    Oh, and battery improvements which give us greater options for motorised earth bound transport.

    Yes, it has cost a lot of money, but would it have been directed at solving global poverty? In the UK one of the election posters for brexit was a billboard telling us how much was paid into the EU with a “wouldn’t it be better spent on healthcare” byline. Post brexit that amount of money isn’t available to the UK health service.

  2. Don’t voters know that taxes are about control, not funding, and that is why Reagans, Bushes, and Trumps keep getting elected periodically to repeal taxes and just use finance to fund social spending?
    Why not securitize climate change assets such as the value of not logging and sell the resulting derivatives to the Bezos Earth Fund so it can front-run central banks making such purchases with created money anyway?

  3. I don’t understand how it’s supposed to impressive for Bezos to spend 11 minutes in space when Yuri Gagarin did an entire orbit of the earth 60 years ago this year. It just seems as though they are wasting vast sums of money separately reinventing the wheel. We need, at minimum, wealth taxes asap…

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