The fact that tax-payer funded research is put behind paywalls is a travesty , but it seems wrong to claim it actually hinders researchers from doing anything given.
> What do paywalls possible have to do with the reproducibility
> of results? Anyone who has access to a lab
Paywalls for publicly funded research our wrong, but the cases when it prevents people at research institutions from doing research seem to be tiny.
Now, people trying to make policy decisions could not read or evaluate the studies. If we assume they are capable of doing so in the first place( i.e. their not Lamar smith), then we have an actual argument for getting rid of paywalls. I still think the best one is its a waste of money and a tax on universities/ grants.