David Veksler at Truth, Justice and The American Way has a 20 min. video at Ted Talks by space entrepreneur Burt Rutan. Evidently Mr. Rutan promised not to get into politics in this talk but what he does say is head-shaking enough. Plus, one has to admire his entrepreneurial spirit.
His theme seems to be: under government auspices, space technology development has stagnated and a new private, capitalist space race is needed, entirely funded of course with private money. His projection of the future is admirable.