Rockets, Redheads & Revolution
by James P. Hogan

A collection of non-fiction articles about the current condition of public science interspersed with short, science-fiction stories. All are first rate.

The author has libertarian leanings and is obviously familiar with libertarian ideas and with Austrian economic theory. One of the articles contains a clear description of the Austrian theory of the business cycle. Other articles show that the author is skeptical about other things as well as about the state. One article questions the orthodox view about the HIV virus. Another questions the orthodox view about the theory of evolution of species. Another questions the environmentalist's views about depletion of the ozone layer. A common theme is that science has become politicized and that the government has such a monopoly on financing research that it can steer scientists into investigating only politically correct hypotheses.

Year Read: 1999

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