The Politics of Survival

  • Linda Baine McGown
  • John O’M. Bockris


Politics? According to the dictionary, it means “practical wisdom,” or “crafty and unscrupulous,” or “expedient.” What politics usually means in practice is the art and science of distributing the money which accrues to the government from the people’s taxes. Politicians are the people who decide this distribution, who make the decisions as to where and how it is to be used, and thus, as the flow of money controls action, it is by and large the politicians (more than any other group in the community) who control what new projects, whether they be road building or research, are carried out.


Practical Wisdom Road Building Smoking Cigar Research Money Expansion Trend 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda Baine McGown
    • 1
  • John O’M. Bockris
    • 2
  1. 1.California State UniversityLong BeachUSA
  2. 2.Texas A & MCollege StationUSA

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