Mihir Joshi Posted about 6 hours ago Chrystia Freeland: The rise of the new global super-rich I agree, the factors are not so forth coming in the talk. Here are a few I have identified over the years: 1. Social Network access: Eg. I know that the rules of the game are changing, i can adept better eg. Investments 2. Equal and absolute cost of social goods for everyone eg. water, electricity,air etc cost the same ..even traffic fines for that matter, whether driving BMW or Tata Nano. So a billionaire pays less fixed cost compared to the poor (Government can charge more by providing a better service by differentiating on quality. 3. Nutrition: Early years are extremely important for development which the poor lose out on often. 4. Exposure : A poor person is likely to live his entire life in a limited geography/ social circle reducing both Knowledge gathering/ input signals and influence capabilities. A Rich person will be exposed to many more opportunities. The best bet is move the scoial aspirational 'status bar' from billionaire in money to a billionaire in lives transformed.