Science Policy

Ronald Bailey Parses the GOP Platform's Sci-Tech Policy Planks

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Why bother looking when you already know the right answers?

Technological progress stemming from scientific discoveries has fueled the economic growth that has more than sextupled the American economy and more than tripled per capita incomes since 1950. Even the dimmest politicians recognize the importance of boosting science and technology to our future well-being. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey takes a look at what the official Republican Party Platform has to say about sex ed, fracking, abortion, stem cells, nuclear power, climate change and more.