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Better yet. Attach it this end and leave the other end floating.
That way you have a 27 day cycle in which to send things up the rope and they simply queue at the other end until the Moon comes around.
You could even have multiple Earth-fixed cables; thus avoiding Earth-bound shipping costs of the Moon-bound cargo.
I love queues! (After all, I'm English :)
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In reply to Re^2: What would be the most significant thing to happen if a rope (or wire) tied the Earth and the Moon together?