02 November 2012

Back to Regularly Scheduled Programming

Next week, it's back to regularly scheduled programming here.

To get back on track here is a reminder of my column at The Breakthrough Institute on R&D and economic growth:
It is a claim that you hear often in discussions of the role of research and development in the economy: “Federal investments in R&D have fueled half of the nation’s economic growth since World War II.” This particular claim appeared in a recent Washington Post op-ed co-authored by a member of the US Congress and the chief executive of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. It would be remarkable if true. Unfortunately, it is not.
To read the rest head over here, and please feel free to come back and tell me what you think.

Enjoy your weekend and the Beastie Boys above giving a shout out to NYC!