Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Application Charges Depend on Wealth?

So, Mars One is accepting applications.  This one was amusing.  Anything that starts with a blonde woman saying "Hello, Earth!" has my vote.

But here's interesting part for Euvoluntarists.  They (Mars One, not blonde women) are charging different application fees, based on the average wealth of the country from which you are applying. 

Question:  If it is unjust to RAISE your price for someone who is desperate, is it just to DISCOUNT your price for someone who is poor?  If, as Locke claimed, "Justice has but one measure for all men," then these discounts are unjust, discriminating against the rich.  Right?

Nod to Benjamin R., who saw the problem.

UPDATE:  I call on The Peej to apply, as soon as possible. I will kick in for the extortionate rich country app fee.
UPDATE 2:  Too late to apply, at least for the first mission.  Darn!

1 comment:

  1. hey nice post meh. I like your style of writing. The way you writes reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog titled Do Women Truly Love It When A Man Respects Their Need To Take It Slow? .
    keep up the good work.



Do you have suggestions on where we could find more examples of this phenomenon?