Glad moon rising

A world-systems perspective on the world in space

Authored by: Marilyn Dudley-Flores , Thomas Gangale

Routledge Handbook of World-Systems Analysis

Print publication date:  May  2012
Online publication date:  May  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415563642
eBook ISBN: 9780203863428
Adobe ISBN: 9781135179151


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The US’s petroleum expenditures far exceed those of its civil space program, estimated by:

The costs of oil extraction in places barely accessible to current technology (i.e., deep sea drilling)

The construction of a world-dominating empire

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