posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 05:10 PM
Despite the fact that I live in a town that is heavily employed by NASA and my father worked there for 37 years, i tend to agree with it, and this is
why. The space exploration industry is one that should have been turned over to the private industry to be maintained a long time ago. In general,
the objective is for the government to develop and research the technology. Once established, it should be turned over to the private sector for
maintenance and improvement.
Exhibit A: www.spacex.com...
Hopefully, there will be more to follow. This should create the same jobs, under a different domain. But, the advantage is that these would be fewer
jobs funded by the government, and more jobs within the capitalistic environment, which logically would result in greater efficiency and growth. It
is very hard to get fired by the government. But if all of these jobs lived in the private sector, i firmly believe it would work out better for the
industry, employees, progress, economy, and tax payers alike.