On most business subjects I agree with Nick but for everything else it’s at best touch and go. This time I completely disagree.

allow the militarization of space, and the establishment of property rights over key orbital position.

Are you kidding me??? The US already dominates space, encouraging militarization is a crazy concept. Encouraging competition for contracts and technology choices (like a shuttle replacement) is a healthy direction to take but what he’s talking about is ludicrous.

Update, speaking of replacements:

The Space Shuttle Must Be Stopped

Nasa chiefs ‘repeatedly ignored’ safety warnings