Posted by: Administrator | 02/12/2009

Mark Ronan: The folly of government attempts to evaluate the socio-economic impact of future research

The recent government idea of estimating the value of research partly on the basis of its social and economic impact is folly, but unsurprising  since the present government seems eager to exercise control in inappropriate ways. In this case it treats creative people as apparatchiks and apparatchiks as creative people — see my essay on in the December issue of /Standpoint/ Magazine, which you can access on the web at:
http://www.standpointmag.co.uk/unsound-science-counterpoints-december-09-mark-ronan-research

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