Research Cuts Ought to Worry Business – WSJ

-The automatic budget cuts in Washington have a not-so-surprising impact on basic government research, however, they may have a more direct impact on American business than most realize. In his article “Research Cuts Ought to Worry Business” Gerald F. Seib credits scientists like Ruth Benerito, who gave us permanent press clothing and flame-resistent furniture, as major contributors to American Business. Dr. Benerito’s inventions were a major boost to the textile and cotton industries and, Seib reminds us, that Dr. Benerito “did that while working as a government researcher, as a a chemist with the Department of Agriculture.”

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Research Cuts Ought to Worry Business

By: Gerald F. Seib