If the government increases its funding for civilian scientific research, private patrons and industries will believe that such research has become primarily the governmentâ€™s responsibility. When they believe that
research is no longer primarily their responsibility, private patrons and industries will decrease their contributions toward research. Therefore, in order to keep from depressing the overall level of funding for civilian scientific research, the government should not increase its own funding.
Ans is B
The author assumes that if private parties withdraw their funding the net funds for research will decrease