02 November 2012

Back to Regularly Scheduled Programming


Next week, it's back to regularly scheduled programming here.

To get back on track here is a reminder of my column at The Breakthrough Institute on R&D and economic growth:
It is a claim that you hear often in discussions of the role of research and development in the economy: “Federal investments in R&D have fueled half of the nation’s economic growth since World War II.” This particular claim appeared in a recent Washington Post op-ed co-authored by a member of the US Congress and the chief executive of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. It would be remarkable if true. Unfortunately, it is not.
To read the rest head over here, and please feel free to come back and tell me what you think.

Enjoy your weekend and the Beastie Boys above giving a shout out to NYC!

1 comments:

Alex Harvey said...

Dear Roger,

I realise this isn't related to this thread and I can't find any recent threads that are any more relevant.

I would be very interested in your opinion on the following -
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/solar-and-wind-the-cheapest-sources-of-energy-and-could-power-australia-the-climate-commission-says/story-e6frg6n6-1226523782535

Or if that's behind a paywall for you -
http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2012/s3640530.htm

In particular the claim by this Flannery et al. report that "solar and wind power could be the cheapest forms of power in Australia for retail users by 2030."

Kind regards,
Alex Harvey

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