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Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 4,593
# 12
12-01-2012, 12:26 PM
Except it wouldn't

the Elevator alone would cost more than any possible savings
Industrial production in space is not economically viable (every scrap of material has to be sent up , oxygen provided , workers housed (mechanical options are Not practical in zero g)etc)

We could easily produce anything we need on earth at a vastly reduced cost.
The first thing is to remove the "profit" element then reduce the redundant costs.