The best businesses change how we live and how we operate. They fix the simplest problems we have — ones we’ve grown so accustomed to that we had assumed they were fixed. The best businesses re-imagine the problem through a technological advance.
We can’t get that money for a few reasons. First, politicians are difficult to convince to provide research grants on these things. That’s not the only reason, though. Another reason is that pharmaceutical companies don’t have much incentive to spend the huge amounts of money that it takes to develop these drugs when the market is mostly people who live on less than $2 a day. It’s more profitable to give erections to aging millionaires, so that’s what we do.