New York Times delves into the touchy topic that's been on everyone's mind in the last several months -- that is, whether the science stimulus package represented a wise use of government funds. "Experts are divided about whether projects [from stimulus funds] are compatible with the intent of Congress to create jobs as fast as possible," the story says. Beyond that, "some people worry that the money is not being spent fast enough." But the article also quotes Google CEO Eric Schmidt as saying, "This is the best kind of government spending there is. ... It has a short-term stimulative effect in terms of jobs and consumer spending. And it has the potential of inventing something very important like the Internet."
What Was That About the Gift Horse?
Oct 19, 2009