Wealth was a problem for most and a luxury for others in the industrial revolution. In this time period it was a bad time for you if you were poor or a middle class , but if you were rich, this was a pretty good time for you. If you were poor you were getting poorer, but if you were rich you were getting richer. The industrial revolution was creating a “wedge” between the social classes; where the rich were getting higher up and the middle class and poor are getting pushed down even lower. Some were making money every day while others were losing it. The industrial revolution was good and bad because of wealth, they were started creating machines to take the jobs of humans but since that happened it cause a lot of people to lose money because of the jobs lost to machines. That is why wealth represents the industrial revolution.