From Housing Today :
As the Wall Street Journal editorial page notes , “The apparent breakthrough is a credit to the innovative capacity of the private pharmaceutical industry. Pfizer has developed the vaccine using its own capital.” And how many similar missions are there? I suppose climate change would be another one. But we don’t want to let “mission-oriented directionality” squeeze out the scientific serendipity of basic research. This from my podcast chat  earlier this year with Tony Mills, director of the R Street Institute’s science policy program.
- “Housing Today”: https://housingtoday.org/a-successful-vaccine-doesnt-mean-we-should-fall-in-love-with-industrial-policy/
- “notes”: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-covid-vaccine-cavalry-11604963056
- “podcast chat”: https://www.aei.org/economics/what-can-advocates-of-federal-rd-support-learn-from-world-war-ii-my-long-read-qa-with-tony-mills/