It’s human nature to accept gradually increasing levels of inequity.
There are many, many people with ridiculous salaries that contribute little of real value. Coaches, athletes, entertainers, CEO’s. Does anyone really think they deserve so many times more than the average person? Aren’t there other things that money could be spent on that might help make the world a better place? Yet many will speak loudly that this inequity is justified.
Sometimes, like this, yet another example hits a nerve. Still, we believe that we are powerless to change things. So we just keep feeding the dragon.