A Generation is Lost
by Donna Hahn, 4/20/2017
Thousands upon thousands of researchers demonstrate for the freedom of science and research funding. Public policy isn’t a wrecking ball or a sledgehammer. Democracy is different than following autocratic orders without compromise, negotiations, and countermeasures. Revolving doors often seem to replace checks and balances, lobbyists replace democratic legislation and neoliberal oligarchy replaces democracy.
Selfishness and authoritarian capitalism mean burning down the National Institute for Health, WIC food assistance, PBS, after-school programs, and school lunches, not gambling houses. Narcissism is a danger to the public welfare and checks and balances and isn’t “the ladder to success.”