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"I blame government for not having invested in big enough science projects so that people could realize the value of science in their lives,"...raising NASA's annual budget a half a penny on your tax dollar (to a full cent) would pay major dividends. "It would help create an innovation culture which would end up stoking economy because new ideas spawn new ideas," Tyson said in an interview. "And when you do this, then jobs don't go overseas because the folks overseas haven't figured it out."

There is a lot of truth in the perspectives of Mr. Tyson. We need to invigorate the fundamental platforms that generate growth and industry. Science not Finance spawns industry, products and technology.

/theTruth...
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