A new race to the moon – race for a green planet

Welcome Utopia! What do you need to overcome difficult times? What can you do to rebuild the economy? You need a new project, a new inspiring task for the society as a whole. Kennedy had a project to show the dominance of the western free world against communism: The race to the Moon. It was not a prestige project, it created the most modern economy in the world and brought us all techniques we would use today as for example Project Management. Obama as the 44th President of the United States will have a difficult start: He has to cut deficit spending, he has to overcome international conflicts. But what will he do against a climate at risk? Well, here is the response: He should open up the race for a green ecnonomy! That could not only create thousands of jobs, it would create common sense about what to do and the free world would show it’s leadership towards other economies such as China. It could be the most prestigous race ever, since you do not only put a man on a dead planet, but you save mother earth instead. Is that not a price worth fighting for? Race could start as early as defence spending is cut and first projects of the new deal show effect – but don’t wait for a budget surplus, planet earth cannot wait forever. Instead of NASA build a new institution on the foundation of NASA, a science project that involves not only technology but all sciences: Social science, economists, engineers….all the experts you need. The best men and women are just good enough and they will come because there is more to earn than just money. Welcome Utopia? No, there is no other possibility as to act.

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