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Science for Sale: The Perils, Rewards, and Delusions of Campus Capitalism

Daniel S. Greenberg

Abstract

In recent years the news media have been awash with stories about increasingly close ties between college campuses and multimillion-dollar corporations. America's universities, the story goes, reap enormous windfalls patenting products of scientific research that have been primarily funded by taxpayers. Meanwhile, hoping for new streams of revenue from their innovations, the same universities are allowing their research—and their very principles—to become compromised by quests for profit. But is that really the case? Is money really hopelessly corrupting science? This book reveals that campus ... More

Keywords: news media, college campuses, multimillion-dollar corporations, windfalls, universities, scientific research, taxpayers, revenue, innovations, profit

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780226306254
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226306261.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel S. Greenberg, author