Andrew Gelman January 2nd, 2012 at 5:56 pm 16 Comments
After quoting from a speech where a Republican presidential candidate praises the space program, Mark Palko writes:
I [Palko] don’t know what the reaction of the crowd was (the reporting wasn’t that detailed) but I’d imagine it was friendly. You can usually get a warm response from a Republican crowd by coming out in favor of manned space exploration which is, when you think about, strange as hell.
If you set out to genetically engineer a program that libertarians ought to object to, you’d probably come up with something like the manned space program. Click here to read more