Just like I was sayin'
it is more reasonable for the NIH to stop wasting money on Profs who are all distracted with teaching and service and nonsense and just pay straight up for services rendered. If they want to leverage, put more research into the hands of soft money faculty since their salary doesn't scale with projects. Full time attention on NIH's biz is more verifiable and efficient.
The latest post at Rock Talk shows the data.
HAHAHAHAHA, Actually there is a lot more likely explanation. An old one.
A HOUND having put up a Hare from a bush, chased her for some distance, but the Hare had the best of it, and got off. A Goatherd who was coming by jeered at the Hound, saying that Puss was the better runner of the two. "You forget," rephed the Hound, "that it is one thing to be running for your dinner, and another for your life."
(Babrius, Fable 69; Thomas James' translation.)