Eric Cantor Leads the Anti-NSF Chorus

Only YOU Can Stop Scientific Research

Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader, is rounding up the good citizens of the country for a campaign against those evil scientists who are wasting society’s money.  Just check out his YouCut website, which tries to crowd source the search for suspect research funding by NSF.  He  admits NSF does fund some worthwhile research: including “more than 10,000 new grant awards annually, many of these grants fund worthy research in the hard sciences.”  Note that the good funding is in the “hard sciences.”  Certainly none of that shifty behavioral stuff like economics!

I wonder if anyone has thought of starting a website where members of the public  can identify stupid or wasteful activities by members of Congress?  Just a thought.


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Dan Farber has written and taught on environmental and constitutional law as well as about contracts, jurisprudence and legislation. Currently at Berkeley Law, he has al…

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