• The Golden Fleece Award

    18 days ago - By Ornithology

    The Golden Fleece Award (1975-1988) was a tongue-in-cheek award given by Senator William Proxmire to public officials in the United States for squandering public money, its name taken from the actual Order of the Golden
    Fleece, a prestigious award created in the late-15th Century. Examples of awards were those given to the United States Department of Defense for a $3,000 study to determine if people in the military should carry umbrellas in the rain and the United
    States Department of Justice for conducting a study on why prisoners want to escape.
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