Disillusionment with science
Public apathy toward the use of science and technology may mean that a nation will not be competitive in the world market place. In order for science to have produced the meaningful changes that it has in society, it has been necessary for it to be free. Thus, for every productive avenue opened, another costly investigation has resulted in a blind alley; for every product, service and system introduced successfully, there has been a failure. Research in planned economics has no comparable accomplishment rate to that of the sciences and technologies in the free-market countries such as Sweden, Japan, the USA, Germany and others who have high GNP and high social and economic standards of living.