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paying for research

there is a curious result in behavioural economics, which shows that paying people to do what they like to do, sometimes provides a disincentive for them to do it, and people correspondingly lower their effort to do the task. The example I recently came across, from the 7 Rules of Behavioural Economics, or some such,…

“The controversy over “Climategate” continues to heighten as some Pennsylvania legislators question the continuation of Penn State’s current research grants — and possibly even the appropriations the university has been waiting on since July.”