Christ man. Do you have to reply to every sentence?
Indeed. God bless compound interest. Joking aside, if it was vitally needed, it would be produced from the market.Time is a precious resource.
So not going there and you know what I meant.CO2 is not pollution.
Damn you sensible conservatives.Look, I was prompted to choose a "lean" so I picked "slightly conservative". Don't read too much into it...
Either way, I'm pretty sure that most sensible Republicans and conservatives understand the limitations of the free market. There are certain things it is ill equipped to handle; the military, police protection, courts, manned space exploration, etc.
Oh, an MBA. Explains your high and mighty attitude.No need to explain. I minored in economics and finance and have my MBA.
I'm not sure if it's really another argument. If the choice was run a deficit or pay for a space program, what would you choose?Market failure is an inefficient allocation of goods and services. I consider space exploration essential to the long term prosperity and security of the United States, as do many others, which would suggest there is "demand" for it, and since the market cannot efficiently allocate goods and services to that end, I, along with others, would consider it a market failure. You can disagree with whether or not it's truly "essential", but that is another argument entirely.
When did you offer your humble opinion? I don't remember that happening. And at first I thought your deference was a sign of respect, but I'm starting to sense some sarcasm. Could just be me.You're the one who asserted your opinion as fact (space exploration is a "luxury", isn't essential). I, on the other hand, merely offered my humble opinion. If you want to discuss the necessity of the space program with me, then do so without the arrogant presumption that your opinion is the only valid one...majesty.
Indeed. Microbrew or are you one of "those" conservatives?It's kind of hard to be chafed when you're drinking a beer on your porch.
Yeah. I'll make sure I cut you in when I do so.Maybe you can use some of that financial expertise to turn manned space exploration into a profitable venture.
Mmm...nah. I mean really, other than some chest-puffery, the only organizations we really have to worry about are terrorists. I don't see them getting to space any time soon. Like him or hate him, Obama is mending ties with Russia and China, the only possible threats we have on that frontier.I think you missed the point. Space is literally the "final frontier". Eventually, it will be heavily weaponized and subject to intense militarization. I'm of the opinion that the United States should be on the forefront of such efforts, as opposed to some other, less ethical country.
Totally knew you were a Treky, by the way.
A socialist program does not a socialist government make. Public health care is hella socialist. I would still consider the US capitalist, even after we passed it.Because I'm of the opinion that manned space exploration is essential to the long term prosperity and security of the United States of America.
I'm sorry, I must have missed the revolutionary overthrow of our government by the proletariat. Perhaps I was asleep...