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Comment How is it different from regulatory arbitrage? (Score 1) 84

Following the same line why not ban companies from hiring from foreign countries with lower minimal wages? Selling retired weapons to build theme parks, anyone? Why not attack the root of the problem which is an oppressive government? Oh, btw, borrow trillions from such a government is obviously not good for the protection of human rights, right?

Comment Re:This is way harder than you think... (Score 1) 212

Obviously you haven't read any of the reports. There is at least one as linked by JoshuaZ, a report for a NASA grant for preliminary study, and one by the japan association of space elevator. They have considered more problems with SE than you can think of. Though their prediction of the material development was a bit too optimistic.

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