Respect is important, and comes in many sizes and shapes. But just think if everyone made the same income and another country comes to admire the unity, that same country could destroy what was created by taking that unity away through war or destruction. Now that there's a tiered hierarchy system in many corporations, a person can raise their level of expertise and manage others to do their best work for the entire organization, and receive just rewards for their efforts. I had a class that talked about a system with that type of financial incentive. The person who made more would leave and go somewhere where his/her expertise is needed, and/or not try hard at the required tasks,sort of a laisse-faire community and doctors e.g. wouldn't be as
needed. The thing is though that the way people are today, those persons who needed a doctor making as much as they, would probably give more to that doctor because of the service. It must have a conscientious mind attachment theory.