2. The fascinating realism of academic fraud:
“There are scarce resources, you need grants, you need money, there is competition,” he said. “Normal people go to the edge to get that money. Science is of course about discovery, about digging to discover the truth. But it is also communication, persuasion, marketing. I am a salesman."
3. On GDP metric improvements:
But the head of a statistics agency would choose to invest in different things if his outside financial incentives tilted towards getting external donors and academics the GDP and MDG measures they want for their big reports. That’s not necessarily the information governments need to govern well.
4. Does saving the Isle Royale wolves undermine the nonintervention principle of wilderness?
5. Threats of politicians involved in academic peer-review? Not cool.
Hat tips: CB, NAJ, LCN, CP