Has any one ever studied the reputation points as rent, and wondered why there is no redistributive tool?
I'm partially joking, of course, but there's something interesting in the question, I think.
I've seen that sometimes reputation points act in a way similar to capital, where you get every once in a while some proportion simply because you have high reputation, and users up vote their answers or questions. It's obvious that rep points are more like income, since they come out of labour by the user, but it sometimes mimics a bit capital.
I'm not referring specifically any stackexchange community, but about human behaviour in general.
Or maybe I'm not making any sense at all...