Is Throwing Money At Science Throwing Money Away?

John Carey's article accurately portrays the dismal depths of dependency to which our national scientific community has descended ("Throwing money at science just creates a monster," Commentary, June 19). However, the issue is larger than federal largesse. We have also created an expanding class of scientists--not unlike our welfare poor--dependent upon growing government money. We must get these scientists and engineers off the federal dole and into the for-profit economy.

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