The government spends billions on research. Should we have to pay $20,000 more to see the results?

05/18/2012
The Washington Post Wonkblog

Taxpayers fund a ton of government research — and the results can get stuck behind a paywall that tops $20,000. Should they be able to see them without paying a second time around?
That’s a question Congress could take up, thanks to Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), who has introducedbipartisan legislation that requires free, online access to the results of federally funded research six months after it’s been published. “The public has a right to see the results,