April, 2017

Overlooked Costs of War-Related Public Research

A Comment on Nicholas Rescher's 'Early Rand as a Talent Incubator'
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This paper focuses on some of the overlooked costs of war-related public research. We discuss two unseen consequences of war-related public science. The first is the distortionary effect of government-influenced research on academic disciplines. The second is the opportunity cost of the resources employed in public science.