Discussed in the video: Price’s Law.

Price’s square root law or Price’s law pertains to the relationship between the literature on a subject and the number of authors in the subject area stating that half of the publications come from the square root of all contributors. [4] Thus, if 100 papers are written by 25 authors, five authors will have contributed 50 papers

This seems like some kind of natural law when it comes to human effort. The Pareto Distribution is a similar function.

The following examples are sometimes seen as approximately Pareto-distributed:

* The sizes of human settlements (few cities, many hamlets/villages)[10]

* File size distribution of Internet traffic which uses the TCP protocol (many smaller files, few larger ones)[10]

* Hard disk drive error rates[11]

* Clusters of Bose–Einstein condensate near absolute zero[12]

* The values of oil reserves in oil fields (a few large fields, many small fields)[10]

* The length distribution in jobs assigned supercomputers (a few large ones, many small ones)[13]

* The standardized price returns on individual stocks [10]

* Sizes of sand particles [10]

* Sizes of meteorites

It seems that even physical nature is a fan of inequality. Congress passing laws (marijuana has no medical value) can not change nature. Which may be why welfare is an essential part of government (the Romans had it).

What is hard to figure out is how much is too much? How much welfare (and other laws) reduce incentive enough to significantly curtail production and creative destruction? When you pass that point collapse is inevitable. And governments (and people) rarely figure it out until they are well past the peak. “We can’t change. What we have been doing has worked well so far.”