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View Diary: THREE times as many Science degrees as there are Science jobs! (298 comments)

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    •  Bill Clinton is a wonk (0+ / 0-)

      He eats statistics for breakfast.

    •  It started under Clinton (5+ / 0-)

      initially as a part of the Cold War draw down (peace dividend, anyone?). One of the agencies that got hit with massive layoffs was the US Geological Service, and what they had to do with the Cold War I never understood. But, remember, Clinton also had to deal with GOP-controlled Houses of Congress that never saw a physical science program they couldn't hack six ways to Sunday. Towards the end, as the budgets went into surplus as far as the eye could see, there was hope for building funding levels back up. But, it just got worse under the Chimperor. Sure, if one wanted to do WoT work, there was plenty of money for that, but for research into the climate, the oceans, or the environment? Forget it.

      Radarlady

    •  Clinton is a third way follower (1+ / 0-)
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      radarlady

      which means he puts Wall Street first.  Research for the sake of research makes no sense to a third way believer, research that makes money is the key.  Instead of funding research and seeing what happens, they approach it as an investment where you have to prove that something profitable will come out of your research before you can get funding for it.

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