Check out my new article written together with RAND colleague Doug Ligor about applying Rawlsian political philosophy to regulation of outer space. We are rapidly approaching the point when we will cross over the actual veil of ignorance, which we argue will result necessarily in less fair rules overall. Of course, if the parties who might make rules from behind the veil now, all continue to believe they will be the ones to win big in the near future, then they are unlikely to make rules from behind the veil. Everyone thinking they will be the winner, however, is analogous to how 65% of Americans believe they are smarter than average.
Rawls in Space
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