Does anyone remember the Widow's Mite?
The poor widow gave out of her poverty, i.e., when it hurt..... while the wealthy pharisee gave much more in its raw amount but it was out of his wealth and ease.
And it was the Widow who actually gave more.
If the highest 'producers' cease to value the contribution of those of lesser stature, then at some point, those 'mites' may cease to be given.
Somehow I think that this would make a difference, even to the wealthy and powerful.