I used to be an egalitarian for a short period of time. This means that I used to think that huge amounts of wealth concentrated in the hands of a few was immoral and improper. “No one needs that much money,” I would reason. “Far better to spread it around to those who do.” I could think of blue collar workers in the food service industry, or manufacturing, or car maintenance, to name just three.
I have sympathy for those who feel they are at the bottom of the food chain.
But economic egalitarianism is not the answer.
One reason that convinced me is the following: if each individual is different in terms of skills and abilities, then each individual, treated equally, would perform differently, both athletically, socially, academically, and economically.
To make sure each individual receives the same (or very similar) economic benefits, the law, or society, must of necessity treat some individuals far differently than others. In other words, some form of discrimination, in opposition to individual liberty, would be required.
As I see it, it is far better to have each treated equally in the eyes of the law and see individual differences (including preferences) reflected in economic situations.