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Science and the Government

Science and the Government
September 21, 2011
Ethics

One of the moral questions that arise whenever we talk about liberty and self-ownership is the liberation of science from the grips of the state or the government. The common belief is; state helps in creating new things and improving the scientific technology. However, it is a false claim and often it has been observed that the private sector is the working horse behind technology and innovation, and this is true for science. On the other hand, the public sector produces nothing and charges us large for it. Well, it was a hyperbole, but I understand how much more efficient private sector is as opposed to public sector. It is not very difficult to explain and express. Let us take the examples of public sector in India which includes electricity and water supply to their houses. Telephones were also public sector services till 1991 and during that period only rich and very few people could afford telephones. How can we forget the special STD PCO booths far away from our houses where we used to visit to call to someone …Read the Rest