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July 9, 2012
Scientist Shortage? The Media Starts to Catch On.
If you haven't seen it, there's an excellent article in the Washington Post by Brian Vastag on why the whole "America Faces Critical Shortage of Scientists!" thing is ridiculous. I hope it does some good - this idea gets repeated too often by people who have no idea of what they're talking about. Vastag hits a lot of important themes - layoffs in once-thriving sci/tech fields, the perverse incentives to churn out more PhDs and post-docs, and so on.
Chemjobber has good commentary on the article here, as does David Kroll. It's good to see a major media outlet pick up on what people in the field have been saying for some time, and going against the lazy America-falls-behind-in-science-race take.
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