Heinlein The Economist

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I want a kinder and gentler society than the one Heinlein seemed to promote.
What does Heinlein's It's Great to be Back say about society and mankind?

NASA astronauts were chosen,[9] each a "superb physical specimen" with an IQ above 130, and the ability to function well both as part of a team and solo.[7] Grissom, Cooper, and Slayton were Air Force pilots; Shepard, Carpenter, and Schirra were Navy pilots, and Glenn was a Marine Corps pilot.
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Are governments and corporations going to pay to send average people into space at $1,000,000 per and risk dumb mistakes?
 

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What does Heinlein's It's Great to be Back say about society and mankind?
That's one of his books I haven't read, or perhaps don't remember. Does it point in a different direction? Or are you asking for information?

Edit: I went looking for it and find it is an early short story.
 
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That's one of his books I haven't read, or perhaps don't remember. Does it point in a different direction? Or are you asking for information?
It's a short story about a married couple returning to Earth after spending years on the Moon with Loonies not being able to deal with the dummies on Earth and going back to the Moon.

How much of today's economics is Dumb Consumerism? How much of that is wrecking the planet?
 

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