I assume, (perhaps erroneously), the following things:
1. Everyone, unless they are independently wealthy, living on a pension, or
a hobo, has a job or self-employment income by means of which they are
enabled to pay their bills and purchase the goods and services they either
require or simply desire.
2. All said individuals are actually being *paid* a wage, salary, or
receiving some form of income for this work - else they could not pay the
rent with it, so to speak.
3. All these same individuals believe they *deserve* to be paid for
whatever work they do for their employer - or if self-employed - for
whatever goods or services they offer for sale.
This being the case, how on earth can such individuals make the case that
they deserve to be paid for what they do for a living, while an artist,
programmer, or individual in some line of work other than their own - does
I find the degree of hypocrisy underlying such a premise utterly
dumbfounding - not to mention the conceit.