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Let's move your example to Zimbabwe for a test. You bought the distressed hut for 500 Zimbabwean dollars six years ago and today it is worth 500 zillion Zimbabwean dollars. Has your wealth gone up a zillion-fold? I say it depends on what its sale price today would buy in other goods versus the same deal six years ago. If it's the same ham sandwich, then there was no gain.

New Hampshire and Ecuador.