Budget Cuts (Hurray!)

Nick Corduan (nickc@DORITE.IQUEST.NET)
Mon, 22 May 1995 16:20:32 -0500

There's been a lot of furor and frenzy and fear about these budget cuts in
the US House of Reprasentatives.

I, for one, am glad for the cuts, and on several counts.

For one thing, I'm not sure that we need to spend tax money on sciences,
particuarly those sciences which do not have an immediate effect on the
citizens. (And, hey, that would include me, 'cause I'm a student or
anthropology and archaeology.)

For another, I'm not sure why those of us in science want the government
meddling in what we do. If we get money from them, they get to tell us what
to do. I'd much rather find other sources -- *choose* my source -- rather
than have the government dictate it.

What does the government know about anthropology, anyway?


Nick Corduan "...there is as much dignity in tilling
at a field as in writing a poem."
(nickc@use.com) --Booker T. Washington