The Great American Science Heist

Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., and Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., right, get together on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 1978 at the Capitol during a break in a closed session of the Senate that is discussing the Panama Canal treaties. Dole said he would move to make public charges involving Gen. Torrijos and members of his family being involved in drug traffic. Bayh, as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, has custody of classified files dealing with the allegations. (AP Photo/ John Duricka)

“Scientific and technological research conducted or financed by the United States represents a vast national resource,” the report continues. “Public control will assure free and equal availability of the inventions … [and] will avoid undue concentration of economic power in the hands of a few large corporations.”

Source: The Great American Science Heist