is this global pandemic really the game-changer

Waiting for the Great Leveller
The virus has thrown social disparities into sharp relief. But is this global pandemic really the game-changer we have been led to believe? 
Just as “ye have the poor with you always,” the same is true of the rich. Stark inequalities of income and wealth have been a fact of life for thousands of years, ever since farming and herding, private property and inheritance first emerged after the end of the last Ice Age. History teaches us that the nexus between civilisation and inequality is so firmly entrenched that it takes massive disruptions of the established order to level the playing field.