Subject: Re: on "tax" (Re: improving project maintainership)
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <>
Date: 09 Feb 2002 03:38:08 +0900

>>>>> "Tom" == Tom Lord <> writes:

    Tom> No.  I mean something closer to the "facilities costs" that
    Tom> universities take off the top of research grants.

Ah.  You mean tax without the quotes, then, as the "facilities costs"
charges have very little relation to facilities shared by researchers
who get grants.  They are in practice primarily a way of transferring
some benefits of external grant money from grant-rich fields to grant-
poor fields.

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