If everyone was given the same amount of money, it would not solve the problem of how people manage it. The parable of the talents in Bible is a passage to reference (Mat 25:14-30), in that it shows there are those who manage money well, even make it grow and others who don't. There are investors and there are squanderers. Those who squander will beg, borrow and steal to have an 'equal' or 'better' lifestyle than those who manage money well, living a conservative and consistent lifestyle. There are people who work to earn money and pay their bills and taxes. There are people who don't work and live off the taxes of those who do, etc. So, if everyone started out with the same amount of wealth, they would not end up where they started ~ some would have more, some the same and some far less or without.