There’s probably 100’s articles you could read on it but heres the top of my Google search
The study of 600 Americans, conducted over the Internet, found wealthy people tended to report particularly high levels of wealth in their social circles. While that may not be surprising, that cossetting seemed to lead in turn to wealthier Americans over-estimating average wealth among the general U.S. population — as well as assuming “greater perceived fairness” in the economy.
In other words, the rich still think the most Americans are doing okay– or should be — because they and their friends are.
The results certainly have political implications. The authors suggest the rich might be more open to wealth redistribution if they had a truer sense of America’s income inequality and how the economic landscape appears to the poor.
Given a game is different than wealth needed to literally live and the “economy” can change with one update. The take away I get is, the top, being on top, hanging out with the top, get a distorted view of how things are for the rest.