The first question that always comes to mind in politics is "How are you going to pay for that?" Stem Cell research, space exploration, and trans-humanism are not going to be cheap to research and develop.
If nations funded these projects then what has to be cut? Who gets their taxes raised and how is Capital Flight avoided?
If the free market is to develop these projects then taxes will have to be lowered to spur investment. Lower taxes means that other services and benefits have to be cut.
I propose that we cut benefits to all low and (in severe cases like Greece) moderate IQ groups. Or mandate that only individuals with a high IQ can accept government benefits.
EDIT: This map may be useful: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_current_account_balance#/media/File:Cumulative_Current_Account_Balance.png
Edited 7/4/2017 05:55:39