When looking at the distribution of wealth,  MAR 18 2005

When looking at the distribution of wealth, rich people follow a power law curve, but the rest don't. "While economists' models traditionally regard humans as rational beings who always make intelligent decisions, econophysicists argue that in large systems the behaviour of each individual is influenced by so many factors that the net result is random, so it makes sense to treat [the non-rich] like atoms in a gas."

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