Let’s Insist on the Separation of Science and State

Policy

Writing for AIER, Robert Wright explores “The Government Scientific Agency Oxymoron.”

Wright’s key observation: “Government bureaucracies cannot ‘do’ science because their incentives are all wrong. Science flourishes only in a competitive environment.”

Correct. Government can, however, subvert science. That’s an ugly history, from Lysenko to Fauci.

Read the whole thing.

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