You get what you pay for. You earn what you get, one way or another.
If you marry someone much prettier, you will have a live of submission. If you take a job paid too much, they won't let you forget it. If you lie or cheat, you will get-in over your head. There is always justice. If you come from segregation, your world view might need an adjustment.
Correction, you earn what you negotiate.
Mr. Cole's Axiom: The sum of the intelligence on the planet is a constant; the population is growing.