Why is it that an acting part in a blockbuster movie can earn a single person tens and sometimes hundreds of millions of dollars? Do the skills of that person far exceed those of a teacher who has spent many years of their life gaining the necessary knowledge to teach our children. Do they work any harder than those people working tirelessly on farms and in the fields harvesting the food that we all need to live? Of course not, it is only our messed up world that would allow Sandra Bullock to earn $70M+ for a from-the-neck-up performance in the hit movie Gravity and never want for anything, whereas those that are really grafting to make a living are scrimping and saving just to try and take care of themselves and their families. Sure, we enjoyed the movie, but acting is not by any stretch of the imagination a difficult, or particularly skillful, or grueling profession, in fact it is a very enjoyable way of make a living. Musicians and actors are paid exorbitant amounts of money just to entertain us with the next album or the occasional movie or TV show but billions of other people are working long hours every single day just to survive and have the bare minimal essentials for living.
In Nutopia acting and making music are not considered to be “work” so it does not count towards a person’s labor responsibility. Everyone can act and sing and play music and those that are good get to participate in films, shows, and concerts because they love to do it not because they want to make a fortune. Citizens vote on how talented they are so the best ones naturally become the ones that entertain us.
Our top athletes and sports players work hard to become the very best they can be at what they do. They train and work out so that they can be at the top of their game and compete against other athletes. They entertain us but do they really deserve to earn millions of dollars for something they love doing?
In Nutopia everyone is encouraged to participate in sports starting from a very young age due to the health benefits and social skills that one learns when participating in a team. But people do it because they enjoy it not because they are driven to get more money. The best athletes work their way up the various teams and leagues by their talent, and teams are made up of athletes based on their skills and performance, not because they were offered a multi-million dollar package.
All around the world there are countries which have royal families who live a life of luxury only because their bloodline descends from a long line of kings and queens. These families want for nothing and their wealth is passed down to their children after usually not a single day of real work in their lives. They live in luxurious palaces and homes and being entertained at charity and other special events seems to be their contribution to society. Tax payers often fund much of the expenses of their royalty while others in society are homeless, live in poverty, or are sick and left for dead. Why do we have royal families where just a few people have so much, yet millions of their "subjects" have so little?
In Nutopia there is no such thing as royalty or aristocracy or a “class” system, every citizen is treated exactly the same as everyone else.