Gravy Train Slows For Academics

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

Apparently, the Trump Administration wants to take a novel approach and stop giving taxpayer money to the rich, at least the academic variety. “Charles Werth was nearing the end of his first three-year term as an adviser to the Environmental Protection Agency, and had hopes of being kept on for another stint under President Trump,” Ben Wolfgang reports in The Washington Times. “But the University of Texas professor also recently used federal grant money to study drinking water treatment. That, he said, seemed to be enough to sink his chances at another term on the Scientific Advisory Board, after EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said anyone taking agency money couldn’t also be advising.”