Read the interview of a scientist who made this an issue. He argues, fairly forcefully, that science is broken and that it is broken in part because scientists depend on the government for research funding.
I’m reminded of the studies that find biasing effects of Big Pharma on drug trial research and results. Maybe it is time that we should also grow concerned about the effects of Big Government on science?
Btw: Make sure to read the comments as they highlight well the dynamics the author discusses.