Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Voloch Conspiracy: Property Rights on the Moon

Ilya Somin, Assistant Professor of Law at the George Mason University, writes:
"Romanian space law scholar Virgiliu Pop ... is a strong supporter of private property rights. As Pop suggests, private property rights on the Moon would have many of the same benefits as here on Earth. They stimulate investment, innovation, and competition. Perhaps even more important, they prevent the wanton destruction and overuse of valuable resources through a tragedy of the commons. I previously made the case for private property rights in space ..., raising several points similar to Pop's arguments.
More here.