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Could Legal 'Loophole' Lead to Land Claims on Other Worlds?"

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Could Legal 'Loophole' Lead to Land Claims on Other Worlds?"

From Alan Boyle's post on MSNBC.com:

The concept was unveiled last week by Rand Simberg, an adjunct scholar at the Washington-based Competitive Enterprise Institute, and it aims to take advantage of the same market incentives that drove the settlement of the American frontier. The way Simberg sees it, the lack of property rights in space "partially explains why we have not developed the next and, in a sense, last frontier — space."