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The Dishonorable Liberal Order of Regulatory Scientists

Francis W. Porretto Wrote: Apr 29, 2013 6:58 AM
The key insight that serves to predict and explain the behavior of any government functionary, "scientist" or otherwise, is that their overwhelmingly highest priority is to increase their own power and funding. Once you grasp that fact of "government service," all else falls into place.

I got an email from a reader yesterday that went something like this: "Hey, the American Cancer Society says you're full of it on the link between breast cancer and abortion. Trust me I'm an expert and a scientist, and you're being less than honest. So do us all a favor and shut up and stick to finance."

To which I reply: "Hey, if you're an expert and scientist why are you citing a lobbying orginization like the American Cancer Society? Thanks for proving one of the points in the email/hate mail column."

And the point was: ...