Lynn Swann for Governor of Pennsylvania?

Lynne Kiesling My childhood Steeler hero Lynn Swann is likely to be the Republican candidate for Governor in Pennsylvania in the upcoming election. Swann, a resident of Sewickley Heights (a suburb of Pittsburgh), is statistically tied with incumbent Governor Ed Rendell in a recent poll. An interesting quote from Swann, from the Post article: Swann … More Lynn Swann for Governor of Pennsylvania?More Lynn Swann for Governor of Pennsylvania?

Should the Government Fund Scientific Research?

Lynne Kiesling Such was the question discussed at the Liberty Fund conference I attended over the weekend. Our discussions ran the gamut of all of the theoretical and practical issues associated with the question, from the extent to which basic science is a public good to the costs of governments trying to pick technology winners … More Should the Government Fund Scientific Research?More Should the Government Fund Scientific Research?