Congress’ Failure So Far to Deliver on Promise of Tens of Billions in New Research Spending Threatens America’s Long-Term Economic Competitiveness

March 13, 2024


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Presented by The Conversation

Federal funding of scientific research is pivotal to America’s competitiveness and growth, but only two years after agreeing the U.S. needed to invest tens of billions of dollars more in basic research than it had been, Congress is already seriously scaling back its plans. In this article from The Conversation, Jason Owen-Smith, a professor of sociology at the University of Michigan, highlights that this underfunding could pose a threat to the US as remaining a leader in technology areas and innovation.

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