R > G: The Return to capital exceeds the economic Growth rate from population and productivity, which in the absence of outside shocks or progressive capital taxation, leads to unchecked increases of economic inequality & the likely threat to egalitarian & democratic ideals & institutions.

Meritocratic economic rewards + selfish genes erode the opportunities which allow a meritocracy.

Fundamental lesson from Capital in the 21st Century by Thomas Pikkety.