The distribution of wealth in a nation is both an issue of equality and fairness.
If one region of a nation has more natural resources than another, it behoves the national Government to redistribute this wealth throughout the nation in a fair and equitable way.
Similarly, if one segment of the population is significantly richer than another, then it behoves the national Government to introduce taxation systems that reduce the gap between the rich and the poor. If these measures are not taken, and the discrepancies become too large, this will be a source of internal instability.
It can also be a cause of internal migration from resource-poor areas to resource-rich areas, potentially destabilising the ethnic mix and environmental handling capacity of existing communities.
Chapter 24: Societal Mastery