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Hotels coming to Boca Chica due to SpaceX spaceport

Capitalism in space: Several large hotel chains are putting up new hotels in the Boca Chica area near SpaceX’s new spaceport, expressly because they are anticipating a tourist demand once launches begin.

None of this is a surprise. It is good news, nonetheless.

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From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
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2 comments

  • Kyle

    Crazy how capitalism begets more capitalism.

  • Edward

    Kyle,
    Socialists look at an economy as a pie that has to be distributed (from each according to his ability, to each according to his need). Free market capitalists look at an economy and realize that there is a need for another pie; then bake it.

    These new hotels are that other pie. Eventually, someone will realize that another restaurant is needed for all those workers and tourists, and he will build that, too.

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