Science-funding defender Zach Kopplin schooled conservative economist Steve Moore on Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday. Kopplin was touting the importance of science when Moore interrupted to inject his opinion that the national debt is the biggest problem facing young people today. What followed was a quick lesson on ROI and a reminder that Moore is “not a scientist,” which was met with uproarious applause.
This isn’t the first time Steve Moore has gotten his ass handed to him on Maher’s show either. Rachel Maddow once slammed Moore for his defense of Reaganomics saying,
From 1980 until 1990, the top 1% saw their income go up by roughly 80%. The median wage in the country over ten years went up 3%. That means for the people who are best off on the country, it was the Matterhorn and for everybody else in the country, it was like this. (crosstalk) So if you were rich, Reagan was awesome. And if you were anybody else, it sucked.
Other guests include Sen Bernie Sanders and Abby Huntsman. Watch the video, courtesy of awesome science education activist Zach Kopplin.