Technological progress drives prosperity, accounting for as much as half of U.S. economic growth since the Second World War. Government policies can help or hinder the advancement of basic and applied knowledge. Last week, Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey delved into the official Republican Party Platform to see what the GOP has to say about sci-tech policy. Now he turns his attention to how Democrats view policy when it comes to sex education, fracking, climate change, nuclear power, stem cells, abortion, green jobs, and more.
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