A accurate, if skeptical, “assessment(link to The Age newspaper)”:http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/07/05/1057179206260.html of public science from “James Watson(link to Cold Harbor Laboratories bio of Watson)”:http://www.cshl.org/public/SCIENCE/Watson.html who complains that much funding for cancer—and other (?)—research is being wasted on grants for irrelevant academic studies. The ‘scientific community’ keeping itself in a job. bq. “The main function of the scientific community is … maintaining the community. (It) doesn’t want to give any one person a lot of money”
Peter Gallagher is student of piano and photography. He was formerly a senior trade official of the Australian government. For some years after leaving government, he consulted to international organizations, governments and business groups on trade and public policy.
He teaches graduate classes at the University of Adelaide on trade research methods and the role of firms in trade and growth and tweets trade (and other) stuff from @pwgallagher