Well, on a personal level, yes. But even if I can successfully transition, I don't believe for a moment that it reveals any kind of greater truth. We need well-funded basic science that is not motivated by economic factors.
People that understand how science can expand our humanity understand this. We are creatures of wonder, and forthrightly nourishing that curiosity creates more opportunity than any centrally-planned program can ever hope to.
Primary education is very similar.