Why Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch is utterly depressing
This view from The Guardian expresses a belief that the SpaceX launch embodies misplaced societal priorities, and is a great misuse of money. Here are some of the types of arguments used:
- The exorbitant amount of media coverage dedicated to the SpaceX launch was disheartening, considering that it drew attention away from more significant news stories like the plight of refugees in war-torn Syria.
- The launch illustrates how misplaced priorities are in a society where the extremes of wealth and poverty continue to grow further and further apart.
- If Elon Musk was spending just his own money on frivolous rocket launches, there would be little to criticize, but because the US government invests large sums of money into Musk’s various companies via government subsidies, US citizens should call out his wastefulness and urge him to focus on humanitarian crises on earth.