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Politicians are not in good terms with academic people?

As well as Trump's budget cuts to agencies funding scientists' work, the Japanese minister*1, Yamamoto said "curators in domestic museums are like cancer. They are obstacles to promote tourism."
And, Toru Hashimoto, the former governor of Osaka annnounced merger of 2 public universities, because he regarded it's vain to maintain 2 public universities in one prefecture.

It's important for mankinds to grow scientists or people who can think about things scientifically. I wish there wouldn't be politicians who want to control our lives only by emotional motivation.

March for Science: Protesters gather worldwide to support 'evidence'

*1:Minister of State for the Promotion of Overcoming Population Decline and Vitalizing Local Economy in Japan