Why Bezos’ flight is okay: billionaires don’t have to be role models!

Bezos, Musk and Branson cause criticism with their space escapades. But it is not our place to explain to the super-rich what they have to spend their money on. Rather, we should put our energy into a more just world.

Somehow, space flights are always about being the first. Half a century ago it was East and West that competed against each other here, today it is the super-rich Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson who want to forestall the other with their private flights into space. Is all this just a silly ego trip and dick comparison of a few men who are far more financially …

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