Review - Science and the Planned State (Baker)

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Unformatted text preview: This work pines for a return to the printing press. Its insightful look into government involvement with science will have libertarians and adherers to the Austrian school taking much delight in it. In John R. Bakers words, in Great Britain there developed in his time a strong and vocal group of scientists who maintained: (1) Science exists to save the material wants of man. (2) Central planning makes for efficiency, and scientists have a duty to press for its introduction in their own sphere... (3)...They should press for the adoption of a scientific scheme of central planning in all departments of life...It is their duty to take an interest in party politics and to support ... central planning under state control. It will also be to their advantage to ally themselves with the party that will gain power. (p. 21) These views have been expressed most openly by J.G. Crowther in The Social Relations of Science....
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2010 for the course ECON 530 taught by Professor Giertz during the Spring '10 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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