Inequality becomes a problem when elites imagine that they deserve to abuse their power / privilege, while doing nothing to alleviate the plight of the underprivileged plebs.
It’s a simple moral problem, with a simple moral solution.
But people don’t seem to appreciate morality these days.
Everyone’s crying about “inequality”, etc., when secretly none of them really give a damn about basic morality (including the whiny plebs themselves). Because anyone who talks about morality is automatically obliged to practise it, and nobody wants to do that.
Plebs whining that they deserve better (“equal”) treatment; elites justifying their own abuse of power / privilege by insisting that they earned it fair and square and hence deserve to use it however they see fit.
In reality, nobody actually deserves a damn thing.
Because nobody created the universe, the sky, the earth, the sun, the moon, the stars, etc.
Furthermore, 99.999…% of everything that society enjoys today, is the result of accomplishments of people who have lived and died before us, many of whom contributed to science, etc., without charging a single cent for their out-sized contribution to society.
Even the elite-est of elites are contributing sh*t compared to the cumulative contributions of past generations, along with the f*** tons of natural resources that nobody deserves to own, to which powerful countries have used military power to undeservedly lay claim.