Tuesday, 18 January 2022

'The Government Science-Agency Oxymoron'


"If the Covid policy crisis has done anything, it is to make clear that 'government scientific agency' is as much of an oxymoron as military intelligence, jumbo shrimp, or Marxist economist. Government bureaucracies cannot 'do' science because their incentives are all wrong. Science flourishes only in a competitive environment."
          ~ Robert E. Wright, in 'The Government Science-Agency Oxymoron'

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