National Science Foundation and Tom Coburn: The Republican effort to cut government funding for social-science research. – Slate Magazine

National Science Foundation and Tom Coburn: The Republican effort to cut government funding for social-science research. – Slate Magazine.

This started with a war on social science, but it’s going beyond that at this point. Lamar Smith is going for more control over all public funding for science. Although this looks like a ‘Republican’ war, I’m not convinced. It’s basically a neoliberal move — use the State to marketize everything.

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