Voices: Dan Hebert

Elon Musk makes millions by blowing up one of his rockets

Lots of firms have figured out a way to make money from government; here’s how to get yours.

By Dan Hebert, PE, senior technical editor
Sep 2, 2015

There are two ways to make money. The old-fashioned way is to provide services or make products that businesses and consumers like enough to pay a price sufficient for the seller to make a profit. The second way is to get government to guarantee demand, insure against losses and provide other subsidies.

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