Talk:The Theory of Interstellar Trade

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This is a joke[edit]

So delete it. I'm not sure Krugman wrote that article, or if his page was vandalized. But in either case the article is intended as a joke. --Rinconsoleao (talk) 12:30, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

OK, yes, now there's proof Krugman wrote it. May the Force be with him and all of you... --Rinconsoleao (talk) 15:33, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
Brings new meaning to the phrase 'captains of industry'. Anarchangel (talk) 00:25, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

The Cowen analysis is fundamentally flawed, as it assumes the only cost of relativistic travel is spaceship fuel, discounting capital costs of the spaceships and all the opportunity and relationship costs of this method of travel into the future. This makes it more typical of academic economic papers, as it becomes a ridiculous analysis of a ridiculous subject. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.202.187.72 (talk) 21:13, 12 September 2009 (UTC)


"Responding to the paper, economist Tyler Cowen speculated on how time travel affects time preference discounting.[3]" The issue is time dilation due to near-light-speed space travel. It isn't time travel per se. Pleyel1848 (talk) 17:44, 11 November 2012 (UTC)