The problem we face is one of values, relativity and human rights – which are absolute, though we don’t recognize them as such. Instead we assign value and all kinds of rights where none exist (copyrights, patents, etc).
When basic human rights are not guaranteed, extreme disparities between the highest and lowest “paid” in society result in the lowest paid being unable to “afford” to live with basic human dignity. This causes a destructive imbalance that results in extreme poverty, avoidable deaths, pervasive misery and instability.
That is the core of our problems and it must change.
Everything and everyone on this planet has a place and has rights. A culture that doesn’t learn to assign everyone their due rights, eventually self-destructs because there can never be peace and tranquility when basic human needs are not met.