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The Arc of Science

  title={The Arc of Science},
  author={P. Romer}
The starting point for any discussion of science policy is Vannevar Bush's famous report to President Roosevelt, Science: The Endless Frontier. This piece has a wonderfully evocative title. It's too bad that what it says is wrong: […] Basic research leads to new knowledge. It provides scientific capital. It creates the fund from which the practical applications of knowledge must be drawn. New products and new pr ocesses do not appear full-grown. They are founded on new principles and new… CONTINUE READING

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