Thursday, May 1, 2008

NASA, the Aerospace Welfare Queen (Lawrence Ludlow)

Lawrence Ludlow calls for the abolition of the boondoggle known as NASA:

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is a textbook example of how to quash free scientific inquiry. It also is a lesson in transforming potentially useful citizens into high-speed drains on the U.S. Treasury. Instead of perpetuating its gold-plated make-work projects and revering its state-sponsored “official heroes,” we should recognize NASA for what it is—a resuscitated Roman coliseum that stages useless spectacles that hypnotize taxpayers while bleeding them dry. Or is it just a vampire with a bad case of hemophilia? Take your pick.

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