Can Democratic Capitalism Achieve Human Colonization of Mars?

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I have alluded to this in passing back in the article about slime molds, but it seemed to me I ought to give it more thorough explanation. It’s probably my most controversial opinion and one I do not want misunderstood, lest people get the wrong idea about me.

Any space nerd knows that the transition from one president to the next is often disastrous for…