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Would a fair distribution of wealth from the super rich increase the purchasing power/life quality of the average person?

I will start by saying that I do not have any background in finance and that the following question might be very much naive, but it has been bugging me for a while now. The general narrative seems to ...
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What are the definitions of the terms value, wealth, and utility in economics?

Are there any definitions for the following three terms that are widely agreed upon in economics? Value Wealth Utility In particular, are these terms identical? If not, what differentiates them? I ...
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Bananas and oranges in communist countries

This is a question I wanted to ask for a long time. If you check the GDP or East Germany in 1989 and compare it to that of banana-producing countries you can see: ...
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Data for income distributions

Knowing the average income per capita or the median income is a rather poor economical indicator of a country, even when given in PPP\$. Knowing the (dimension-less) Gini index is somehow better, but ...
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Deflation and Wealth Inequality

I've just seen an article where the author states that deflation has the possibility of reducing wealth inequality. His rationale is as follows: When deflation occurs, the prices of assets falls (he ...
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Computing net worth from US Survey of Consumer Finances microdata

The US Federal Reserve's Survey of Consumer Finances microdata includes components of net worth, but not the measure itself. The codebook for the 2016 SCF (latest) states: Summary variables (e.g., ...
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Question about the effect on economic productivity due to a hypothetical wealth distribution requirement

Assume a sovereign state that functions like a joint stock corporation does: it will be comprised of shareholders and its "stateshares" will have a market value since they are tradeable. Now assume ...