Table of Contents

Science in the Gilded Age and the Birth of NAS

Winter 2013


From the Hill

Editor’s Journal: History Lesson

Kevin Finneran

Perspective: The 21st-Century Land Rush

Michael Kugelman

RIP: The Basic/Applied Research Dichotomy

Venkatesh Narayanamurti, Tolu Odumosu, Lee Vinsel

Not a Hundred Millionaires: The National Academy and the Expansion of Federal Science in the Gilded Age

Daniel J. Kevles

Pathways to the Middle Class: Balancing Personal and Public Responsibilities

Isabel V. Sawhill, Scott Winship, Kerry Searle Grannis

Staying in School: A Proposal for Raising High-School Graduation Rates

Derek Messacar, Philip Oreopoulos

Changing the Way We Account for College Credit

Amy Laitinen

The Hidden Risks of Energy Innovation

Michael Levi

Four Technologies and a Conundrum: The Glacial Pace of Energy Innovation

Michael E. Webber, Roger D. Duncan, Marianne Shivers Gonzalez

A first-of-its-kind analysis provides a sweeping picture of how the United States uses energy and suggests steps for technological improvement.

Real Numbers: A Perpetual Imbalance?

Stephen A. Merrill

Book Review: Moneyball: How Economics Shapes Science

Kevin Finneran

How Economics Shapes Science
, by 
Paula Stephan.