Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Published In

Journal of Information Ethics

Abstract

America’s founding fathers decided that is was not in the best interest of its citizens for the federal government to be directly involved with social welfare, but recognized a duty to assist its less fortunate. They made provisions for non-profit organizations to distribute money to aid those in need. Universities considered it unseemly, before World War II, to accept tainted monies from the government, since it might bear undue influence over pure scientific research. This pattern has evolved. Today non-profit, corporate, and government grant monies are available to be used by thousands of persons, organizations, and state governments for research, humanitarian efforts, and programs considered valuable in the interest of the public good.

First Page

13

Last Page

15

Rights Statement

From Journal of Information Ethics, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Spring 2007) © 2007 Edited by Robert Hauptman by permission of McFarland & Company, Inc., Box 611, Jefferson NC 28640. www.mcfarlandbooks.com.

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