Wealth vs. Power?

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    Which carries a higher "value?"

    How are they similar?

    How are they different?

    How correlated are they?

    Is one dependent on the other?



    Who can educate me and answer these questions satisfactorily?
     
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    If you have wealth, you can buy power.......
     
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    Is wealth a prerequisite for power?
     
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    No. Persuasiveness is the prerequisite for power.
     
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    Power can be used to buy wealth, as anyone who has watched politicians over the years can attest. They start lean and hungry, but they wind up, except for Jo Biden, with lots of extra cash that came their way.

    I have seen several instances of folks trying to get power with money. It doesn't work so well. They often wind up with neither.
     
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    takes power to affect wealth, and wealth to affect power. you plug knowledge is power and a wealth of information in there and you'll fry the motherboard. i declare it a chicken and an egg situation.
     
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    What is more persuasive than wealth?
     
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    But it's a well known fact that wealth can be created. Why, it was proven with automaton-like precision right on this very messageboard just this week. Wouldn't that also imply that power can be created? But I don't see how that is possible.

    A conundrum indeed. :eusa_think:
     
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    You can use wealth to buy power. For example, Al Gore uses his enormous wealth to pay his monthly electric bill. The power he uses is ~35kW in one hour. That's about twice the electricity in one month than an average American family uses in an entire year.
     
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    Lets put it this way. You and someone else are in a dark alley. One of you has a wallet with $100 bills, the other has an over and under shotgun..
    You will end up with one having both at the end of the transaction.
     
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