The Military-Academic Complex

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An eye-opening piece over at on the Military-Academic Complex [thanks]:
In 1958, the Department of Defense spent an already impressive $91 million in support of “academic research.” By 1964, the sum had reached $258 million and by 1970, in the midst of the Vietnam War, $266 million. By 2003, however, any of these numbers, or even their $615 million total, was dwarfed by the Pentagon’s prime contract awards to just two schools, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University which, together, raked in a combined total of $842,437,294.

3:34 pm on April 29, 2004