Many big decisions about the future of science take shape in the halls of Congress. Yet since the dismantling of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) a decade ago, there has been no single institution with the sole mission of advising Congress about science and technology issues. Adam Keiper looks at the political and intellectual legacy of the OTA, and makes a conservative case for recreating a body like it.
Ethics & Public Policy Center
Science and Congress
Published in The New Atlantis, Number 7, Fall 2004/Winter 2005, pp. 19-50. on January 5, 2005