Statement of Intent

•July 7, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Welcome to An Economist In Space.

Human space exploration has been one of our greatest industrial undertakings. It got off to an exceptionally fortuitous start in the 1960’s and 70’s but has since floundered. The promise of space travel in those early days seemed to be without limit, so what happened? Did we miss something in our rush to get to the moon? Are there some answers that can be invoked to explain the reason for our failure to become a space fairing nation?

I believe we are overdue for an economic reckoning, one that can clear away the missteps of the past and guide us with more confidence and illumination for the right path ahead.

This Blog then is my attempt to explore these pathways in the hope that it may help plot a course for an ever expanding human pressence in space.