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Event: NIH and the Importance of Basic Science Post COVID-19
Tony Mills

As the biggest single patron of basic science, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) makes long-term investments in foundational research that others—including private companies—can use to…

FYI This Week highlights upcoming science policy events and summarizes news from the past week.
Tony Mills

From American Institute of Physics:
R Street Institute: “NIH and the Importance of Basic Science Post-COVID-19”
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, The American Mind
What Makes Experts Special?
Tony Mills

We’re the ones to decide on whom we should rely.

The coronavirus pandemic has thrust the issue of scientific expertise to the fore of our public debates like never before. Coming on the…

, AEI
If Washington wants to boost federal R&D, let’s do it the right way
Tony Mills

From AEI:

Policymakers should think about key reforms to boost efficiency for the entire federal research effort. For more on that, here is a bit of my recent podcast conversation with Tony…

, The American Spectator
Shocker! The Experts Were Wrong
Steven Greenhut

The COVID-19 lockdowns are so yesterday now that U.S. cities have been overrun by rioters and looters, few of whom seem to be following social-distancing precautions (stay six feet away before…

California’s COVID-19 Shutdown Was Driven by Science. Until It Suddenly Wasn’t.
Steven Greenhut

In response to Californians who were protesting his lockdown orders, Gov. Gavin Newsom in April politely encouraged them to follow social-distancing practices while protesting and assured all…

, AEI
5 questions for Tony Mills on public science funding from World War II to present
Tony Mills

Has America been taking its technological supremacy for granted? Should policymakers reverse the trend of declining public support for research and development. If so, should basic science or applied…

, The New Atlantis
Squandering America’s Strength
Tony Mills

America’s response to the coronavirus outbreak has rightly been lambasted across the political spectrum. Despite possessing unrivaled scientific, technological, and economic resources, our…

, Lawfare
Podcast: Tony Mills on Congress’s Institutional Limitations in Responding to the Coronavirus
Tony Mills

From Lawfare:

Margaret Taylor sat down with Tony Mills, director of science policy at the R Street Institute, to talk about an article he recently wrote with Robert Cook-Deegan titled,…

, AEI
Podcast: Tony Mills: World War II shows the importance of basic science research
Tony Mills

From AEI:

America became the technological leader of the world during the Second World War. While we have maintained this position to an extent, US federal research spending is currently at a…