Most are lucky and many with low amount aren't so lucky
Money is powerful in first world countries too. If you have money, you can usually bribe a lot of wheels to get what you want or fund those friendly to your agendas into office. I think the world would be better if it went back to a more barter like system. There wouldn't be any real excess because one person could only produce enough to really trade with one or two people, three tops probably.Here in my country a guy that has a lot of money is practically the owner of everything he has from supermarkets to pharmacy chains.
Honestly i think in 3rd world countries money are more valuable than anything.