Look at all the people of the world. We are all different. There are differences, inequalities, if you will, in intelligence, talent, mentality, temperament, and so forth. Some people are comely, while others are plain, some tall, short, healthy, and sickly and so forth and so on. All of these result in a diversity of natural aptitudes, skills, or abilities.
Now, these inequalities among individuals give rise to inequalities in social life and conditions. And that's normal for not everyone can be a doctor, a lawyer, a professor otherwise who would plant the wheat and plow the fields for the food we need to eat? Or if we were all farmers, who would defend society? If all were in the military, who would look after commerce or build our homes and offices?
We can't get away from the fact that Society is formed by unequal individuals and yes, some people are more wealthy than others.
That's not the point. The point is that one guy who earns as much as 100.000 people is really more intelligent, smart or talented than all of them together......
And finally, some inequality is actually not at all related to any inner talents, but pure luck. If you are born into family that owns billions, you have way more chance to be rich all your life than someone who is born totally poor.
Ya, I could have listed these instances of inequality that you mention, but I tried to cover all of them by writing "and so forth" and then sum up by saying, yes, some people are more wealthy than others.
Another point is, whether the general trend and movement of money can be reversed at all, or if money will always flow in one direction up to the point where 99% are starving and 1% owns all.
This describes Communist North Korea does it not?
That is, the author gives me the impression that he thinks wealth is “distributed” by some..entity. That somehow wealth is being divied up by some sort of directed intelligence and that we, as a society (presumably through our government) could somehow alter this inequality.
This is the fallacy of Egalitarianism. It's the revolutionary Socialist solution to establish equality and for it to be successful the social scale would have to be abolished. People at this point become digits on statistical charts.