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11-25-2012, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by RandV View Post
In my opinion, part of the problem is that in the current political climate getting things done has become narrowed down to two possibilities, private or public, which is then directly linked to corporate or government respectively. Private is seen as quick and efficient, while public is slow and wasteful. In many cases this is true but the problem is the definition is too narrow and cuts out a 3rd key player, the academic/science. This party performs research and makes new discoveries that have been vital to the advancement of the human race. They are not a wasteful government bureaucracy, and making them answer to a corporate board room (which is what private) about return on investments is not going to improve anything.
I think you are right in that the general public thinks like this. But once you get into the government, they know this isn't true.

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