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Suckers for 'Science'

How to talk California taxpayers out of $3 billion.

Nov 15, 2004, Vol. 10, No. 09 • By WESLEY J. SMITH
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That led to a rout. In the end, some 60 percent of Californians acted against their own best interests by passing Prop. 71, mortgaging their fiscal future to subsidize speculative and morally controversial research for medical treatments that may never materialize.

Wesley J. Smith's most recent book is Consumer's Guide to a Brave New World.