Re: Government has to pay for Research, not ISPs and other startupsOctober 14 2007 at 3:06 AM
Response to Government has to pay for Research, not ISPs and other startups
Your view is totally against reality.
First, PNG government doesn't even have enough money for delivering life saving basic services such as medicines to people. To promote that government supporting research over medicines is immoral.
Second, the overall trend in the world is for private enterprise to take on more of this role and government to take on less. It all started with Margaret Thatcher UK PM, when she started privatising. All the countries you mentioned except for Asian countries are going the opposite trend of what you promote, pressuring private enterprise to take on a bigger share of research costs.
Only the cash rich Asian tiger governments are doing things any different and obviously PNG is not in that category.