A challenge – managing the deficit and supporting scientific research

Posted on January 3, 2011. Filed under: economic development, research & development, science & technology, the economy |

How will the country balance the competing demands of managing and reducing the budget deficit while also investing in the kind of scientific research and development needed for future economic prosperity? 

I expect the National Academies, the scientific societies, the national labs, and universities among others will line up to support funding for the sciences.  I’m sure others of equal stature will argue the country can’t afford it right now.  I wish I had a good answer; I don’t.

For now I’ll just try to follow what others are writing – such as George Will’s Sunday Jan. 2nd Washington Post column.   http://tinyurl.com/2dtk447

George F. Will – Rev the scientific engine washingtonpost.com

New Republican legislators should come down Capitol Hill to the National Museum of American History , which displays a device that in 1849 was granted U.S. patent 6469 . It enabled a boat’s “draught of water to be readily lessene…

What do you think?  — nks

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