Markets in everything, lunar edition

by on January 28, 2007 at 7:31 am in Economics | Permalink

Israelis own 10 percent of the privately owned
area on the moon, according to Tom Wegner, a spokesman for Crazyshop, a
company that sells plots of moon land to private individuals in Israel.

About 10,000 Israelis have purchased moon property since it
became available in 2000.  Of the 10 million acres sold worldwide, 1
million are owned by residents of Israel, Wegner said Wednesday.

Here is more, those who read Hebrew can buy some moon here.  I don’t understand the legality of these claims but I hope the price is appropriately low.  The pointer is from Natasha, the Natasha.

o January 28, 2007 at 8:29 am

You’re not just buying (very cheap) moonland, but (I think mainly) a certificate and a copy of the moon’s constitution.

Johan Richter January 28, 2007 at 10:40 am

I think it is clear that it is a complete bluff. No state will respect these claims to ownership. No country can lay claim to the monn according to a treaty and this pretty much precludes an individual owning property there as well.

tom s. January 28, 2007 at 10:51 am

That Crazyshop is a fraud, trying to push its way into my legitimate Lunarscape business. Anyone who’s taken a look around knows that Crazyshop is the lunar equivalent of a slum landlord. They do zero maintenance, the services are terrible, and the neighbourhoods they sell property in are unsavoury to say the least.

I’d show you a picture of the plots I’m offering, but they’re all on the dark side. It’s so much more exclusive there. None of that gaudy terrestrial reflection, for a start.

lee January 29, 2007 at 10:44 am

Probably to sell to the Palestinians and then steal it back.

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