Report: Skeptical Prof Peter Ridd was sacked because he threatened the Money Making Engine at University


By: - Climate DepotMay 24, 2018 10:55 AM

Report: Skeptical Prof Peter Ridd was sacked because he threatened the Money Making Engine at University

http://joannenova.com.au/2018/05/don-aitken-peter-ridd-was-sacked-because-he-threatened-the-money-making-engine-at-uni/

The university grant engine is just a part of the whole Green Scare Machine. Click to enlarge. Science Funding is monopsonistic, one-sided and poses a real threat to science. Governments are strangling research. The more money governments throw at politicized science, the tighter the deadly grip. Read the cutting commentary from Don Aitkin — the former vice-chancellor of the University of Canberra and foundation chairman of the Australian Research Council. There’s a vested interest here, rarely discussed, that has ballooned in the last thirty years to billions of dollars. In The Australian and on Aitken’s blog Don’t you Dare Upset The Money Making Machine The engine works this way. There is strong pressure on all academics to bring in research grant money for the department, the faculty and university. Those who do it well find their careers advancing quickly. To assist them there are media sections in universities whose job it is to frame the research work of academics in a way that will gain the attention of the media. Such media releases will come with as arresting a headline as the media section can devise. Buzzwords like ‘breakthrough’, ‘crucial’, ‘cutting edge’ and ‘revolution’ will […]Rating: 9.5/10 (42 votes cast)

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