Michaels: 'My scientists made me shrink your car' 'In Big Science, money is power. Money is publications. Money is promotion and tenure, television time, awards, rewards and a permanent ticket out of coach. There’s simply no incentive for scientists to do anything but perpetuate their issues. This is why, in 2018, when former President Barack Obama is confronted about his mandate of tiny cars because of dreaded climate change, he might say, 'Well, what should I have done? My scientists, I say, my scientists, told me this is an important problem.'