24 mai 2014

The Humanities Are Awash in Wasteful Research

By Paul Dicken. When a new government came to power in Australia last year, it promised a shake-up of academic funding. In predictable political rhetoric, officials said that taxpayers’ money would no longer be squandered on “wasteful” research, but would instead be channeled into more deserving ventures—meaning, of course, those areas of science and engineering most closely related to supporting industry and the economy. Read more...
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