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Episode 1119

Capitalism in Space.

Jan 28 2020

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Peter Ward

Only so many seats on the lifeboat: Space, capitalists and the rest of us.

Journalist Peter Ward explores the consequences of capitalism's push into space - as the ruling class surplants the state in near-term space exploration, humanity's push beyond the planet will be guided by the same forces of accumulation and exploitation shaping life on this unequal, precarious planet.

Peter is author of The Consequential Frontier: Challenging the Privatization of Space from Melville House.