This is tin foil hattery that is being perpetuated by a particular type of player. Just like the only people who say, “everyone has a price,” are the people that can be bought, it takes a particular type of player to believe and perpetuate this unsubstantiated nonsense.
The only people who believe this are (1) players who don’t know how to adapt, (2) players who feel entitled to a certain level of income and don’t know how to live within their means, and (3) players who ignore all the evidence supporting CCP’s assertions that there was unsustainable economic activity that needed to be adressed (such as capital proliferation, T1 ship prices dropping by half, and slowly falling mining incomes).
Look, devs sometimes have to nerf stuff. It sucks, but income nerfs alone aren’t evidence of nefarious anti-consumer or P2W intent.
Sigh, look, I’ve been on the receiving end of income nerfs -note the plurality. So, I know what it feels like. However, I made a conscious decision to not only adapt to change, but to try to profit it from it. Now, I have not found a way to profit from every change, but this attitude has helped me to profit from some changes, helped me to grow as a player, and has greatly increased my fun and satisfaction with the game. Perhaps, you might have a similar experience if you tried doing the same.