Im not sure if I fully get your point.
I know it can be very painful to be in financial struggle. During my childhood, I lived with my dad who did not have a Job at that time.
It is really painful if you have to select which food you buy by price. If you cant afford the “nice” branded clothes or a mobile phone while everyone in class has a smartphone already.
It can feel unfair. And it is unfair. The world is unfair. But that is nothing you, or I, or Hoffmann will or even can change. Perhaps government could (the superpowers such as USA or China) or the richest men on earth such as Warren Buffet or Bill Gates.
You start your life in a rich family, or in a poor family. However, that is the starting point. Both has its pros and cons. And even if you were the poorest man on earth right now, you can make your way. Perhaps not into the top 100 richest men but into a good life. The key is to question your believs. View everything outside the box, look at everything from different perspectives when you are stuck. Again and again.
Granted, it is not easy but it is possible.
As of right now, I feel stuck in my position as a desktop supporter. But m working on refining and professionalizing my skillsets as a Developer. It takes a lot of time and effort, and it is a struggle, but finally, after 4 Years in my company, I got recognition and am able to change position into Software developer. It was not easy. I was told, I dont have a degre, nor the capabilities and yada yada yada. It takes patience. Perhaps it requires trying different jobs, until you find someone who gives you a trial or until you find the right company.
Perhaps, it even requires changing the Country you live in.
When I started out in germany, I earned 1350 (-tax) per month after my apprenticeship. I calculated, that If I saved 50 bucks a Month, I could afford my Dreamcar with 60 years old. And thats where I left.
Now, I am earning 6666.66 a Month in my dayjob (what a number )
Speaking the truth, not many seem to be able to pull that off. Most people seem to shy away as soon as they hear they have to put sweat and tears into it. They want a get rich quick and easy scheme. Not putting any work into it… That is why these scams thrive so much.
I remember, when I was in the philippines. I had a discussion with a few youngsters, roughly the same age as me. They didnt have any perspective for a well payed job and so on there and were thinking what they could do about it.
I suggested, if they were interested in Technology, they could learn something IT related. Information is available online, all around the world, you can learn wherever you are and once you are ready, you can take an online job. They were quite interested. But as soon as they heard it might require reading a lot, watching videos, educating yourself and practising, they didnt consider the option anymore.
If you were to ask, what is the best investment in the world, my answer will be the same of warren buffet: Educate yourself. Wether in a school or on your own efforts. Read and practice, watch videos and practice. That is the best investment in the World by far and has payed me off multifolds already. I never stop learning and trying out new things.
That is two cents on the fairness of the world.
Now to the other part of your post:
Yes, rich people can afford better hardware. But even If you had a plotter which plots in 2 Minutes. A 18 TB harddrive is 300 Bucks. That would mean 300 bucks full. In 9 Minutes. Probably, you wouldnt be able to purchase that many Drives.
Right now, I’m running a Consumer grade hardware (~500$) as plotter and farmer. I plot in 20 Minutes and it is still more than I can buy Harddrives per Month.