Raising big money is a relatively new phenomenon in academia. How did science, government, and industry become so entwined with one another and what has it meant for scholarly research? Big money has supported cross-institution collaborations researching both medicine and weaponry. Maria Armoudian discusses big money and the birth of big science with Michael Hiltzik.
Michael Hiltzik is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author. His books include The New Deal: A Modern History, The Plot Against Social Security: How the Bush Plan Is Endangering Our Financial Future.
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