| Originally posted by Neo |
$20 million.... Its disgusting that people have this much money to throw away when we have disease and poverty in our world..
That is another subject entirely, and I agree!
But given that some individuals do have that much money, and that they are entitled to spend it anyway they wish, is it "throwing it away" to put it towards building the ISS?
Throwing big celebrity parties, racing motor cars or horses, flying hot air balloons on pointless long distance flights -- these all seem more like "throwing it away" to me?
And don't governments have a bigger responsiblity towards resolving the inequality in our world. Aren't they "throwing it away" too, by spending it on space research instead?