The ‘Broader Impacts’ of Sequestration on Science


My colleague Bob Frodeman has some suggestions about the interconnection of research & society in post-austerity world.

Now that we’ve been driven off the “fiscal cliff,” perhaps we should look around and assess the results. It turns out that sequestration is raising interesting questions about the relation between science and ethics—in particular, on whether the pursuit of scientific knowledge can ever be usefully separated from the question of larger societal concerns.

via The ‘Broader Impacts’ of Sequestration on Science.

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