[ExI] Private and government R&D [was Health care in the USA]

Max More max at maxmore.com
Mon Jun 29 13:53:49 UTC 2009

Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
>Pure science is by its nature something private industry won't fund

But this is not true. Private sources may not fund *as much* basic 
research as you want, but it's clearly false to claim that they won't 
fund any. Do you really believe that companies provide zero support 
for university research? That private sources have done no basic 
research? (Is IBM's research into quantum computing, for instance, a 


Also of note:
Federal Funding of Basic Research: Who Needs It?

Exaggerated claims like yours really don't help the discussion.

Max More, Ph.D.
Strategic Philosopher
Extropy Institute Founder
max at maxmore.com

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