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Billionaires with big ideas are privatizing American science

The New York Times reports that American science is “increasingly becoming a private enterprise”, as a result of harmful, drastic austerity measures demanded by the Republican Party. Budget cuts have eviscerated public funding for scientific research over the last few years.