Its why I think it is all a gimmick. Scientists need to make a case for more funding, so they push some new idea to maintain relevance and funding. In an imperfect world within which staying on the most important issues can lead to loss of funding one cannot be too critical of such shenanigans. We just have to be careful not to take some of these newfangled theories too seriously.
The idea of everyone earning the same income may not be altogether a bad idea though it has some ramifications that may not be easy to resolve. The more important issue is how we arrive at such an arrangement. By that I mean the foundation we set for such an arrangement. In regard of such an arrangement all foundations are not created equal.