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The Heavens and the Earth - Part 6: Chapter 21, The Quest for a G.O.D. Summary & Analysis

Walter A. McDougall
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Part 6: Chapter 21, The Quest for a G.O.D. Summary and Analysis

It is hard to value public programs because they involve some immeasurable aspects, or non-market factors. These are things like quality of life or the value of life or other variables that can't be measured by the market. These can also be considered the adjustments that people must make to the various programs. During this time new management procedures were adopted at NASA and at the Pentagon which were recommended for other government programs. They all decided that R & D was important to the economy but by the end of the 1960s, seven out of every eight scientists were either working on R & D projects or with the funding.

Was there a return to the economy due to the increased government spending in R & D...

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