Overlooked Costs of War-Related Public Research
A Comment on Nicholas Rescher's 'Early Rand as a Talent Incubator'
Originally published in SSRN
This paper focuses on some of the overlooked costs of war-related public research. We discuss two unseen consequences of war-related public science. The first is the distortionary effect of government-influenced research on academic disciplines. The second is the opportunity cost of the resources employed in public science.