Originally Posted by N2264J
Which private industry is funding Mars exploration?
Or is the basis of your remark about economics courses
that corporations pay taxes too and thereby are responsible
for some of the funding?
OK, now tell us where the funding comes from, while you are at it you can tell us why only a few countries can afford any space program. Can you tell us which companies actually built the vehicles used in our space program, here is a clue-they were neither built nor conceived in government workshops.
The economy funds the government, not the other way around.
The economy fuels all innovation, it does not happen by decree.
Government funds nothing, hard working citizens pay for everything.
You seem to have trouble with the true origins of wealth, but that is not uncommon today. Ignorance can be fixed.