Back in July, Julia Belluz, Brad Plumer, and Brian Resnick wrote up this beautiful thing, which you need to go read right now. And I said at the time that I would reply. And then I got lazy. But then so this is me doing that, now. In 7 parts, structured as their big beautiful article is.
Rough Draft as of Oct. 30. Will be updating with links and more careful thought during the week.
Part I: The Money Problem
Well so hey, the AAAS just published an interactive data tool on federal science funding. Go play with that.
The Quantity Issue
We’ve stalled out in our funding of R&D. This is almost certainly a problem. Secondarily, andRead More »
My hypothesis is that Musk’s name in the header makes this the most viewed thing I ever write. This is probably amusing only to me.
But this post is really about John Pike!
“The very nature of space makes incremental steps moot.”
This is genuinely fascinating. Not sure if it’s true!Read More »
‘Fundamentals’ is a series of posts laying out my priors and motivations.
And we’re back! I’ve had a very on-off relationship with writing (and by extension this blog) for years now. The reason is this: while my prior as an English (Econ double) major is that writing is intrinsically valuable, I’ve really struggled with whether a) I have valuable enough things to contribute to public discourse, and b) whether the large effort expended is actually worth the reward (either intrinsically or with regards to my larger goals).Read More »