Re: The great logisitc curve? Damn hippies!
Two things. First, Pinkerton's ONE example about medical research efficacy was how lame modern politicians failed to solve cancer while old-timey, can-do politicians solved polio and AIDS. Um, let's see, one category contains diseases, the other viruses. Jim comes off looking like a cranky old man while failing to make a compelling case for why his priority should supplant all others. (Obama should call Congress back to overturn a law that hasn't yet run its way through the judiciary? Yes, that would be marvelously popular.)
The second thing, and it's something Pinkerton has repeated in every diavlog I've listened to going back 2-3 years, is this bizarre trope about green liberals hating science. What? Perhaps this was true in the mid-1980s, back when Reagan, paragon of science, was battling enviros. But would someone update his files, please? It's just outlandish at this point. To the extent there are any champions of science in Washington, they are all Democrats. Jim's going to have to live with it.