Are you referring to Asimov’s 1951 book, The Stars, Like Dust? I haven’t read it, but I’ll add it to my reading list!
I like what you said about creating a foundation of physical and emotional safety, but I’d add that we need to do that for everyone, not just the most power hungry.
We need to create a culture where inequality isn’t a social constant and that won’t happen until we shift our focus away from things that maintain inequality: religion, status, money, gender, etc.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, Jeanie! 🙂