a nation has within its borders a fixed amount of wealth in terms of assets.
more can be got only by trade or theft (usually war)
some of the inhabitants will brighter than others, so will seize opportunities to acquire more than their fair share of national wealth/assets.
This is unfair. of course it is
But to counteract it there must be control and direction. Income cannot ride about a median level, or sink below it. The brain surgeon then has the same value to the community as the garbage collector. 9which probably true anyway)
but how is this to be imposed.
all very well to scream Unfair!!! — it is, but that implies control, and controllers, throughout history have always been unpleasant characters
is the brain surgeon to be directed to those requiring his skills? Is he to be forced to do what he does? How?
Insist on income fairness by all means, but don’t let’s lose sight of reality among the words of rhetoric.