Stuff and Things 20180207

Why I won’t whitelist your site.

Thoughts on privately funded research. “And once billionaires have provided funding for the “hot areas” they find particularly promising, why should the NSF spend money on the seemingly less important areas that are left? (Projects, obviously, shouldn’t be double-funded.) And if the NSF is stuck with left-overs, how can it argue to maintain or grow its budget? Or, put another way, it’s great that individuals care enough about public goods that they are willing to contribute financially toward their funding, but if it helps others feel like it’s ok not to treat them as public goods (i.e., not to fund them through taxpayer money), then it risks creating a very short-sighted society where most people will not have the money to fund the public goods and will not care.”

Kelley MBAs in the Super Bowl.

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