The most successful government program ever?

Libertarians are not talking out their arses when they note that government often does things very inefficiently, that government projects typically fall short of delivering on their promise, at far higher costs than initially projected, and so on. But...

There are exceptions. For instance, this program. The durned thing has now run for 55 times as long as was originally predicted. That's not too shabby.


  1. To be honest, the space programs in Western countries really do attract the best of engineering and scientific talent. The fact that they sent a man to the moon in the 1960s with a computer less powerful than a smartphone we use these days indicates either that 95% of the technology we use is horribly unoptimized, or the intelligence of space program talent is incomprehensible to even the smartest.


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