More important than just the money, however, is that private-sector foundations can afford to fund more high-risk, high-return research without the badgering and bickering that too often comes from Congress.
With few exceptions, the wealth disparity is growing steadily. What is new though is that within developed economies -- among them are some of the strongest globally -- the wealth gap is widening too.
It's time to celebrate the restoration and refurbishment just now liberated from its curative scaffolds. Pay a visit soon to examine the facade and the many stories told by its narrative decoration.