Do you live in Bedford Falls or Potterville?
Imagine your community as a village of 100 people, with Henry F. Potter at the top, taking 17 shares of the village's annual 100-share output. His 19 property managers demand 33 shares.
The remaining 80 serfs are left with the remaining 50 shares, 0.63 share per serf. The minimum cost of living is 0.5 share per year, so over time the retained wealth of the bottom 80 serfs is next to nothing, while the top people hold more than 80 percent of the village's wealth.