Saturday, February 7, 2009
A blog post from The Questionable Authority introduces a list of stimulus cuts proposed by a group of senators led by Dem. Ben Nelsom and Rep. Susan Collins. The stats posted paint a pretty scary picture where short-term "economic stimulus" may be attained, only at the cost of long-term technological development. The comments following the original post are what I found most interesting, as most agreed that the cuts would accumulate to a degradation in the professional structure of the scientific community. As one of the comments noted, "young scientists [will] find it hard to get jobs and established scientists [will] find it hard to do their jobs").