Subject: Re: Tom W. Bell paper
From: <stephen@xemacs.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 14:14:45 +0900

Russ Nelson writes:

 > Let's look at it from a businessman's perspective.  Who would you
 > rather have as a customer: the person who earned the money, or the
 > person who took it from him?

The person who wants to buy my product, of course.

Particle physicists, research economists, and other such are generally
going to like government money, because they're going to get
relatively little from the private sector.

That's the reality of self-interest, Russ, so you're going to have to
work a little harder.

Steve