In the last 20 years of the 18th. Century, two revolutions took place which attempted to move nations from their hereditary aristocracies to new paradigms in self-government.
The first, the American, was essentially a handful of colonial upstarts who ran away from home and then started their own form of aristocracy without noble titles. The second, the French, was a more radical, more blood-earnest struggle. It reached for an entirely new weltanschauung... a redefined Franco-consciousness with reconstructed citizenship. Consequently, these European psychosocial explorers were poised to act when Marxism presented itself later in the next century.
IMHO , there is no doubt that the vector of historic inevitability is firmly fixed in the matter; that the whole idea of hereditary mega-wealth will become a predatory anachronism. The aristocracy of unlimited ownership of "the-zero-sum-pie" is hazardous to all mankind. The rich breed like 1st cousins thus becoming societal hemophiliacs---through ex consanguinitas but even more in spirit. It is no wonder that they are dullards to les sens sociologique. The burning question that I harbor is not whether it will happen but how will it come to pass?