Inequality is always going to be with us. I think there’s too much emphasis on it. It’s impossible to have equality, unless as in oppressive socialist nations where everyone is equally poor except the leadership who are fabulously wealthy & powerful.
Bill Gates created a company that made tens of thousands of his employees millionaires, provided a good incomes for tens of thousands more, & made himself extremely wealthy. He didn’t do so by taking it from poor people. I think many who talk about equality imply that somehow the rich robbed the poor or cause the poor to be poor or stay poor in order for them to become wealthy. It’s just not the case, with some exceptions of course.
The history of the flavor of “Equality” promoted by the socialists is abysmal, where everyone who is rich becomes poor, & everyone who is poor stays poor, but hey, they are all then equal! If that is what makes the socialists happy & that is their only goal is to eliminate the rich so nobody has envy of them & nobody can look at a rich person & feel they aren’t sharing enough, then they can accomplish that, but it doesn’t help the poor, the very ones socialism promises to help!
Capitalism has it’s problems, but it’s far better than socialism as an economic model because it is based on reality & human nature, not a utopian dream that can never come true because it is inherently flawed with no way to remove those flaws, which is it goes against human nature of wanting to improve one’s economic status therefore creating incentive, & that the history of capitalism is it creates a better life for rich and poor in most of the population, with a few exceptions of course.
There is no utopia, there is only the best system, until someone invents a food replicator that creates food from thin air, history shows us what works, & what does not. The socialists argue that inequality is bad & must be done away with at all costs. Is that including making everyone poor if that is what it takes to make them all equal? Or, is it better to do what works, what is reality, & what makes the poor (not all but most) better off?
Utopian dreams almost never end well. More often they end in extremes of poverty, oppression, genocide, imposed famine, wars, & slavery.