In life, with economic systems, and other parts, also seen in games, there is something called "the rich getting richer". In this, individuals who have an advantage, are able to compound this advantage and use the compounding effect to offset weaknesses. This can lead to an exponential expansion of separation between those who have and those who have not.
My question is this: Is the "rich getting richer" effect a problem? Is it healthy for a system to end up resulting in a few individuals on top with dominance, while many below who aren't as fortunate, and could end up falling further behind, as rather than compounding advantages witness a compounding of problems and a chain of events that could cause them to even suffer a shortness of life?
If it isn't health to allow this to be left unchecked, then what can be done that would be a way to balance things out more?
I wil say, often in games, where this happens, it is a problem that makes a game less fun to play.