So what we need to do as a society, is create or go back to an economic system that empowers all Americans, to have a good opportunity to be successful in life. Have a system of equality of opportunity, or an opportunity society where we all have a good shot of being successful in life. Which is different from equality of result. Where the state collects all the resources and then divides them up based on what they feel the people need to survive. That would be a socialist system, with a heavy welfare state. Where the people would be dependent on the state for their survival. Even if they have the skills and are productive to take care of themselves.
We can do much better than creating a collective state, or a superstate and allow everyone the opportunity to be successful in life on their own and not be dependent on the state. And we can even have a system that empowers people who fall through the cracks to be able to get up and take care of themselves. We are not all equal as far as what we produce and create for society and ourselves. Some people are just more productive than others for whatever reasons. And should be rewarded for that. But we do need a system that empowers everyone to be productive. So we can have less income inequality, but we’ll never eliminate it, as long as we have Americans who are more productive than others.