Invited experts debate public funding for science. They consider bias, scientific responsibility, and how politics influences research findings.
Terence Kealey argues against publicly funded scientific research.
NIH historian Victoria Harden offers historical examples of successful funding for public health initiatives.
Patrick J. Michaels discusses the public choice aspects of scientific funding, which introduce systematic bias into research.
David Guston claims even Nozickian minimal states need to fund scientific research too.
David Guston: Scientific research can't be adequately funded through philanthropy.