SpaceX founder Elon Musk is now the richest person in the world

Mar 5, 2020
Marcus Licinius Crassus was the richest man in Rome.

He helped transform the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire (which makes him one of the bad guys).

Crassus’ military aspirations got him killed.

SpaceX is a private company so it doesn’t have to report to anybody.

Tesla stock is selling at about 175X earnings.

Environmental regulatory credits mean that Tesla has been given money (428 million in second quarter 2020) from other car manufacturers. The Empire went green on the advice of their consigliere.

The Starlink system is (at a minimum) a nearly unjammable military communications, control, and targeting system.

What is that smell? Oh, I left a bunch of catfish heads on the back porch.