Why We Need More Funding for Big Science

Posted on 28 de julho de 2010 por

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Research and development done under the auspices of agencies such as the NIH, NASA, and DARPA has seeded America’s entrepreneurial economy for decades. It would be foolish to cut those budgets now.

A commitment to funding science — fundamental research and technological development done under the auspices of agencies such as the NIH, NASA, and DARPA (the R&D office for the Department of Defense) — has laid the foundation for much of America’s economic growth over the past half a century. Often wildly speculative, expensive, and with no explicit commercial purpose, this research nonetheless has a powerful spillover effect in the long term.

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