CEI Weekly: Private Property Rights in Outer Space

CEI Weekly is a compilation of articles and blog posts from CEI’s fellows and associates sent out via e-mail every Friday. Also included in the weekly newsletter is a brief description of CEI’s weekly podcast and a feature on a major CEI breakthrough made during the week. To sign up for CEI Weekly, go to http://cei.org/newsletters.

April 6, 2012


This week, CEI released a new study by Adjunct Scholar Rand Simberg: Homesteading the Final Frontier: A Practical Proposal for Securing Property Rights in Space. Simberg argues that the U.S. should recognize land claims on the Moon, Mars, and asteroids. Read more about the study here. Also, see the articles about the study below.

Wired: Loophole Could Allow Private Land Claims on Other Worlds
Popular Science: Free-Market Fans Encourage Rush for Off-Planet Real Estate
The Daily Mail: Billionaires Should Be Allowed to Buy Up Planets and Rip Up an Out-of-Date Space Treaty
The Washington Times: Fly Me to the Moon
The Daily Caller: GOP Elders Conflicted About Future NASA, Commercial Space Projects


Obama Kills Coal–As Promised
Matt Patterson’s op-ed in The Washington Times

War on Coal Escalates
Iain Murray’s op-ed in The Washington Times

Bono Wants to Save the World (But He Needs Your Money to Do It)
Matt Patterson’s article in Foundation Watch

A Breather from Regulations
John Berlau’s op-ed in National Review

Mayo v. Prometheus and Diagnostic Patents: What Does the Supreme Court Decision Really Mean?
Greg Conko’s post on Medical Progress Today

The Truth About the Republican War on Caterpillars
CEI’s citation in The Atlantic

Uttered in 2008, Still Haunting Obama in 2012
Matt Patterson’s citation in Politico

California Shuns Black Gold
Myron Ebell’s citation in The Orange County Register

AM Briefing
John Berlau’s citation in The Washington Post Online

Lights Off For Earth Hour
Michelle Minton’s citation in The Village Voice

EU Puts Motorola on the Hot Seat

Ryan Radia’s citation in E-Commerce Times

Lighten Up
CEI’s citation in The Washington Times


Pink Slime and the Slimy Tactics of America’s Food Elitists
By Greg Conko

Witch Hunt Continues on Bisphenol A
By Angela Logomasini

Ethanol Still Not Lowering the Real Cost of Gasoline
By Brian McGraw

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation
By Ryan Young