Have you ever heard of an economic model where everyone makes about the same amount of money regardless of what actual value they contribute to society? Of coarse you have...just pick an American factory at random and that's pretty much what you'll find. The norm for US factories is to have minimal or marginal income diversity, especially among blue collar workers. Let's look at this model in a slightly different context. Take entrepreneurship for example. Entrepreneurship usually takes a substantial degree of risk but can be tremendously rewarding if it works.