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Is science ‘a giant Ponzi scheme’ undermining public faith & support?

Margaret Heffernan has allowed us to highlight the science chapter of her new book on the corrosive effect of competition. The voices of scientists across the world illustrate how the focus on star performers and the tyranny of citations makes for poor quality science, stressed scientists, a ‘Ponzi scheme’ of unnattainable career paths and more….

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