Reading for this week’s Park City Center for Public Policy “Defending Cyberspace” conference — which went very well, we hear — we encountered the phrase “Manhattan Project.” It actually turns up with some frequency.
Isn’t the analogy limiting, narrowing the discussion to a centralized, government-directed solution to the problems we face, one that excludes the private sector?
And the Manhattan Project was a matter of war, of national defense, one of the areas most Americans agree belongs to the federal government. Saying we need a Manhattan Project is calling X, Y, or Z the moral equivalent of war.
Besides….”Manhattan Project blamed for cancer”
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