28 Feb 2011 Now That the Oscars Are Over, Allow Me To Be a Grouch
Why do we care when celebrities opine on issues outside of their expertise? I’ll make them a deal: I won’t sing, and they won’t write about health policy.
As I write in Townhall.com today, Celebrities Should Stick To Their Song And Dance.
In 2002, Julia Roberts asked Congress to earmark $15 million for Retts Syndrome and Congress listened. But should celebrities be advising policy-makers on how to best allocate limited resources? Maybe the funds could have been better spent on some other disease — or maybe not. But I’d rather scientists inform those critical decisions.