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Should private property exist in outer space?
Private property should exist in
As outer space is a “
,” creating a private property regime is one viable option for regulating its use.
If there is permanent habitation outside of Earth then private property may be necessary for its management.
Not having a legislation regarding property in outer space will lead to war for ressources and territory the same way it did when colonising new continents in the past.
There is an inherent right to private property in space.
Private property is essential to human social function.
Position doesn't invalidate the time and resources it takes to produce and maintain something. Using personal resources to create and preserve property creates the necessity for private property
In the long run private property will help incentivize space exploration and colonization.
There is no justification to claim something as "yours" if you did not create it or acquire it lawfully from someone who did (et cetera on down).
Governments are not allowed to own property in space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, as per the
UN Outer Space Treaty of 1967
Owning an entire planet would lead to the owner/owners to have too much influence over the galaxy. If there is extraterrestrial life on said planet, then the ability for someone to legally own the planet and its inhabitants would be unethical
Allowing nations to claim private property in space would lead to an unfair distribution of property among states
Trying to enforce laws protecting private property in outer space would be incredibly difficult if not impossible
Private property in space and defence of said property will lead to inter human conflict.
Private property for humans and human organisations in space will cause owners to conflict with other species unnecessarily.
Private property has been rendered necessary by the scarce resources. Yet, the outer space is an infinite space. That's why private property shouldn't exist in outer space.
The existence of private property claims will only advantage countries/corporations with the capital to invest (which are often the most well-off).
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