Editorial: Worst possible time to cut research

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  • Updated: July 30, 2012 - 7:50 PM

Proposed trims put Minnesota patients, economy at risk.

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Willy53Jul. 31, 12 5:28 AM

While other universities, such as Columbia and the University of Texas, compete to land the most sought after researchers, doctors and projects the U of M is defunded. This is a terrible move that will eventually impact the business investment in health fields in Minnesota. The republican solution to all of our problems: Outsource, cut taxes on the rich, reduce investment in infrastructure, defund science and sit back and watch the economy soar. If Minnesota citizens can't figure out this approach is destroying our state and nation then we deserve what we get.

theshadoughJul. 31, 12 8:26 AM

When you separate the actual science and research from the ridiculous "studies" that are funded there is a whole lot of room to cut.

twinsajsfJul. 31, 12 8:32 AM

Cut, cut, cut, cut, CUT!! Cut everything! Oh, and don't raise my taxes! Or anyone's taxes! Ever again!!

muggsh2oJul. 31, 12 9:42 AM

Research centers and schools need to deal with the amount of wasted funding and inflated estimates in funding before they get more. And 500,000 jobs? Love to know how that's figured out. Researching has become such big business that it doesn't pay for the researchers to ever find cures. Its a catch-22.

elmore1Jul. 31, 1212:45 PM

I think the U is still in the doghouse from the golden parachute episode. It sounds like Kellor is trying to transform the U but it will take time to make significant changes and for the public to to think of the U as anything but an undermanaged "country club"..Certain types of research probably are terrific opportunities..

allhailfsmJul. 31, 12 4:46 PM

Are you saying that federal research helps the private sector build successful business? You mean We Built That?

Yes, we did.

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