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#176 2005-05-09 11:59:12

Martian Republic
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Re: Who Governs Mars? - Corporate Warlords vs. Commonwealth

srmeaney,

I don't know if you have seen this before, but here a few web links that you might be interested in, if you have never seen it before.

http://www.international-space-agency.o … gency.org/

http://www.international-space-agency.n … gency.net/

https://www.isa-hq.com/]https://www.isa-hq.com/

Larry,

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#177 2005-05-09 18:44:47

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Re: Who Governs Mars? - Corporate Warlords vs. Commonwealth

The only reason I can see to have soldiers mining is if you have a large army, no war,and mining work that needs to be done, and you need to keep the army occupied. Try to avoid this situation. Just hire miners.

I can agree with this, even though I could also see space as just an open area for bussiness and trade, without rules and regulations, and the providers of those, governments. A government of Mars, without any real powers, as the constitution would be strictly lesser fair, is an optional solution in my view, specially as it could harbor the societies most dream of founding on Mars.

I don't think space with no rules and regulations could work, as nice as it would be. Ultimately it will hurt laissez-faire capitalism as well as democracy. People will take control of business and politics and destroy their competition through whatever means necessary. You then have despotism and monopolies. The ordinary people suffer and they have no ladder to success. I also believe there should be some government regulation of business in order to promote the common good, although this should not be taken to the extreme which is communism.


Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun.

             -The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
              by Douglas Adams

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#178 2005-05-11 09:18:59

srmeaney
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Re: Who Governs Mars? - Corporate Warlords vs. Commonwealth

I don't think space with no rules and regulations could work, as nice as it would be. Ultimately it will hurt laissez-faire capitalism as well as democracy. People will take control of business and politics and destroy their competition through whatever means necessary. You then have despotism and monopolies. The ordinary people suffer and they have no ladder to success. I also believe there should be some government regulation of business in order to promote the common good, although this should not be taken to the extreme which is communism.

That brings us back to a Galactic Commonwealth which contracts it's expansion out to the Earth and pays for that expansion/colonization as a "national Debt" through the exploitation of mineral wealth and the profits to be had from the inevitable intellectual property boom that must occur from growth in Space industry. A galaxy spanning nation that must be governed in a way that preserves the right of the individual to an equal share of the benifits and responsibilities of citizenship. That is the only path by which Despotism may be held at bay in favour of ethical and good government.
Whether we must progress from one planet to the next and establish self sustaining world government in our journey, or build city-state habitats in space and let them plunder the mineral wealth of the asteroid belt to sustain their populations is uncertain. All are achievable under current technologies and economic processes.

I do know that their governance must be built on a foundation of Ethics or failure is inevitable.

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#179 2022-08-08 02:33:30

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Re: Who Governs Mars? - Corporate Warlords vs. Commonwealth

They have their own version of the Olympic Athletics

Commonwealth Games closing ceremony line-up announced
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-62455550

Sixty years after Queen challenged racism, Charles’ environmentalism could extend Commonwealth’s ‘soft power’
https://inews.co.uk/news/long-reads/six … er-1767442

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