The Golden Fleece Lives on

I don’t know if the late Senator William Proxmire and Thomas Szasz, MD, ever met, but they had a lot in common.  Proxmire was a Democratic Senator (and Hill School graduate) from Wisconsin from 1957-1989.  He’s perhaps best known as the creator of the Golden Fleece Award which he gave to government funded research projects that he thought were a waste, as they merely demonstrated what everyone already knew.  Szasz is a psychiatrist and academic who long ago infuriated many of his colleagues in psychiatry Read more