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Why didn't poor Wizards/Witches turn to Muggle World to earn some money? [duplicate]

Why the poor Wizard Families(like Weaseleys) do not turn to the muggle world to earn some easy money and then change the Muggle money back to Wizard one and get better financially. Things like ...
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Why don't poor wizards like the Weasley's use magic to improve their possessions? [duplicate]

OK, so we know you can't conjure up food out of thin air. But Wizards do conjure up other things at various times. Even more commonly they seem able to quite easily repair damage or otherwise change ...
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Why couldn't wizards in the Harry Potter world create Muggle money and use it to buy gold? [duplicate]

It is well established that gold cannot be cloned (or transfigurated) permanently and that Goblins can easily detect all forms of counterfeit money. However, it seems that nothing would stop a wizard ...
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Why are wizards poor in Harry Potter? [duplicate]

What's to stop the Weasleys from simply creating money? Can't they create gold, silver, or bronze? Why not make muggle money and exchange it at Gringotts? Old clothes? Or just use a doubling charm ...
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How do wizards amass their wealth? [duplicate]

How do wizards amass their gold, do they conjure it?, or is it inherited, can't they just magic it, how does finance work In the wizard in community
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During the events of the Harry Potter series what is the total population of Wizards/Witches globally?

The question "How do Muggle-borns end up with magical ability?" got me to wondering how many wizards and witches there were on the planet during the events of the Harry Potter series. Was there any ...
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What Do the Gringotts Goblins Do With Muggle Money?

‘But you’re Muggles!’ said Mr Weasley delightedly. ‘We must have a drink! What’s that you’ve got there? Oh, you’re changing Muggle money. Molly, look!’ He pointed excitedly at the ten-pound notes in ...
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Why doesn't the huge difference between the muggle and wizard gold exchange rates get misused?

Why doesn't the huge difference between the muggle and wizard gold exchange rates lead to the collapse of the wizard economy? We know, that 17 silver Sickles is worth a golden Galleon. However, in ...
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Would Gringotts convert Wizard money to Muggle money?

The books make it clear that they offer the reverse service (see the following question: What Do the Gringotts Goblins Do With Muggle Money?). According to the canonical answer to that question, ...
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Why didn't Harry Potter tell Aunt Petunia he was rich to improve how he was treated by Dursleys?

This is a follow-up question to Why did Aunt Petunia mistreat Harry Potter given that Harry was so rich and she had more to gain by treating a rich boy well? One reason Aunt Petunia mistreated Harry ...
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How the Magic World obtains their food?

Reading the question about Rich Wizards, Poor Muggles about wizard money and muggle money a contradiction about that came up in my head. In the answer of that question it was stated corectly that: ...
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Why can't wizards create precious metals?

I've been curious what stops wizards from creating and endless supply of wizard currency. After looking at a few other questions (like this, and this) it keeps getting stated that wizards can't create ...
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Has JK Rowling ever commented on whether logical inconsistencies in her world are deliberate allegories? [duplicate]

There are a number of questions on this site which query the internal logic of the Harry Potter world. Here's a couple of examples: Is Quidditch an inherently flawed sport? Rich Wizards, Poor Muggles ...
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How does the wizarding economy work in Harry Potter? [duplicate]

Let me start of this question by clarifying some things about the population of wizarding Britain. According to the answers to this question, nobody asserts that the population of wizarding britain ...
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Why Don't the Weasleys Use Transfiguration to Improve Their House? [duplicate]

I am probably missing something obvious, but why wouldn't the Weasleys use transfiguration spells to improve their shabby house (or get someone to do this for them)?