Source: Technology Review
quote: they know better than you how to spend all that money you earn
quote: See, government pretty much knows where to invest money. It's the government who invests money in fundamental science which drives all the planet. It's the government, not you or any other Reclaimer style redneck, who gave large sums of money to scientists developing foundations for modern fusion plasma physics, ITER, semiconductors, UV lithography, GPS and everything else you rednecks take for granted.
quote: would you EVER give a DIME to some obscure mathematician from Harvard doing some voodoo equations and distributed Matlab magic that will be a foundation of a new space drive in 2128 or so?
quote: See, government pretty much knows where to invest money.