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    Nasa have announced that they will provide tourist accommodation on the ISS next year Air(less)BnB? Getting an Uber driver to take you there may be difficult. Perhaps Branson, Bezos or Musk have plans?. Other space stations are not available - not yet anyway

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48560874
    Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
    Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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    Yeah...and the price is staggering. Only multi-millionaires can afford to even apply.
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
      Yeah...and the price is staggering. Only multi-millionaires can afford to even apply.
      Ah, but one way they can "share the(their) wealth" ...
      TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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      • #4
        Originally posted by G David Bock View Post

        Ah, but one way they can "share the(their) wealth" ...
        None of that money will ever reach the public. It will go right back into the general account for the station operating costs.
        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

          None of that money will ever reach the public. It will go right back into the general account for the station operating costs.
          Those "operating costs" provided by companies with contracts, companies that have employees, hence an indirect way of funding JOBs for workers(public) ...
          TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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          • #6
            Originally posted by G David Bock View Post

            Those "operating costs" provided by companies with contracts, companies that have employees, hence an indirect way of funding JOBs for workers(public) ...
            "Trickle down" has been proven repeatedly to not work.
            Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

              "Trickle down" has been proven repeatedly to not work.
              This isn't "trickle down", it's basic economics and this facet appears beyond your grasp.
              One hint, the "wealthy" don't stuff their money into the mattress, they make their money work to make more.
              TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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              • #8
                Originally posted by G David Bock View Post

                This isn't "trickle down", it's basic economics and this facet appears beyond your grasp.
                Basic Keynsian economics actually
                Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe (H G Wells)
                Mit der Dummheit kaempfen Goetter selbst vergebens (Friedrich von Schiller)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by G David Bock View Post

                  This isn't "trickle down", it's basic economics and this facet appears beyond your grasp.
                  One hint, the "wealthy" don't stuff their money into the mattress, they make their money work to make more.
                  Yes, it is "trickle down", and your inability to grasp that simple fact makes the rest of your post meaningless. If your concept works so well, why aren't the rest of us better off for it? How about because of the huge disparity in salaries, for a start?

                  The ratio overseas between top salaries and average wages is around 40:1 or so. In America it is 400:1. Meanwhile, those working for that corporation are still getting minimum wage. As the corporate CEO's salary continues to climb, they stay where they are until Congress decides to change things a little bit, because that same guy making that humongous salary is setting the rules for those below him. His own personal consumption of goods and services, however, is negligible in terms of the hundreds of millions of ordinary wage owners.I'm retired; it literally takes an act of Congress to raise my retirement pay, although Congress regularly votes to raise their own salaries. Things like that block trickle-down economics very effectively.

                  The rich, BTW, get good interest rates on their excessive wealth. You and I still get almost nothing on our modest investments, so where did all that trickle-down go? Not to the rest of us, that's for sure.

                  So call it what ever you like - it doesn't work and it never has. Things like welfare and social programs are merely the government's way of trying to overcome that fact.
                  Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

                    Yes, it is "trickle down", and your inability to grasp that simple fact makes the rest of your post meaningless. If your concept works so well, why aren't the rest of us better off for it? How about because of the huge disparity in salaries, for a start?

                    The ratio overseas between top salaries and average wages is around 40:1 or so. In America it is 400:1. Meanwhile, those working for that corporation are still getting minimum wage. As the corporate CEO's salary continues to climb, they stay where they are until Congress decides to change things a little bit, because that same guy making that humongous salary is setting the rules for those below him. His own personal consumption of goods and services, however, is negligible in terms of the hundreds of millions of ordinary wage owners.I'm retired; it literally takes an act of Congress to raise my retirement pay, although Congress regularly votes to raise their own salaries. Things like that block trickle-down economics very effectively.

                    The rich, BTW, get good interest rates on their excessive wealth. You and I still get almost nothing on our modest investments, so where did all that trickle-down go? Not to the rest of us, that's for sure.

                    So call it what ever you like - it doesn't work and it never has. Things like welfare and social programs are merely the government's way of trying to overcome that fact.
                    All of which is for a separate thread/topic and not directly related to funding the build and operation of the ISS.
                    TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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                    • #11
                      Trickle down theory doesn't work, if you don't work...
                      Battles are dangerous affairs... Wang Hsi

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