Yet today, we rightly see the contingency contract as an effective means of guaranteeing unmoneyed
clients access to justice.
Merrill was a romantic, but, like most rich people, he tended to mistrust the unmoneyed
, and there were solid reasons for his caution.
The first is a sinister and status-obsessed view, with museums at the center of a conspiracy to exclude the unmoneyed
and uneducated from a zone of privilege.