Science and the Economy

Science is the foundation of the modern economy. Scientific advances fuel economic growth, and have since James Watt applied Boyle’s law to create a working steam pump. But today  conservatives are so opposed to any government spending that they will deprive the American economy of fuel.

Here’s a truly distressing news story that proves this point. Conservatives are leading the charge to cut federal support for scientific research for two reasons: first, they don’t like science, and second, they have no clue about the importance of government support of science.

Read it and weep:  Sequestration Ushers in Dark Ages For Science.

Author: Mike

I am a patent attorney in Lexington, Kentucky. My law firm web site is http://www.coblenzlaw.com. I ran for State Representative in 2010 and lost in the primary. Many of these posts are based on writing that I did for that election. Rather than delete it all, I decided to dump it onto the internet.

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