Bill Hooker starts with a quote from a political blog about corporate America and discusses competition in science:
The post has several links to misconduct in science including a special issue of Nature this year. The article ends with a quote from Brian Martinson "Competition and privatization are the great American way, but we've not stopped to ask ourselves whether we may have engendered a level of competition in science that has some dysfunctional consequences."
Seed magazine discusses Ioannidis' essay entitled "Why most published research findings are false":
For those with statistics background the aricle 'The most dangerous equation in the world" by Howard Wainer may be of interest: http://stat.wharton.upenn.edu/~hwainer/2007-05Wainer_rev.pdf