Research: How Much Is Enough?

Is the U.S. Government spending enough money on scientific research? And is the money it does spend being spent wisely? Each year, the scientific community argues over the answers with increasing fervor, because each year the massive tools of modern research move farther out of the financial reach of universities or industry. Only the Government can foot the bill.

Few scientists complain that the men in Washington are not spending enough.

But those who have turned up to testify at the hearings held by the House Select Committee on Government Research largely agree...

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