Channeling US Research into Economic Growth
The special report "Dollars and Discovery - Science Policy in the '90s," Feb. 10, points out that the United States government spends billions of dollars on research and makes the results available to our foreign competitors. In many cases, other countries develop products based on the results and capture most of the US market, thus leaving the US in a lurch.
Debt-ridden as we are and desperate for new manufacturing jobs, we cannot afford this. Any private company following such a policy would quickly go bankrupt. There are two feasible means by which the US can avoid giving competing countries a free ride: (1) University researchers using government funds for …
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Publication information: Article title: Channeling US Research into Economic Growth. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: February 24, 1993. Page number: 20. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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