School and State


A new General Accounting Office report concludes that federal agencies need better standards to guard against financial conflicts of interest in research they fund.

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  1. Julian, thanks for the summary, because you can bet NOBODY reads GAO reports.

    Richard White, author of “The Organic Machine”, theorized that in our democracy government agencies accumulate tremendous power and go about doing whatever they want, regardless of citizen input, by boring the citizens to death with endless meetings and reports. He has a point.

  2. A better question, to my mind, is “Why are they using my tax dollars to fund research at all?”

    I don’t remember “research” being mentioned in the Constitution as one of the roles of the Federal Government.

    I want my tax dollars back.

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