Is it off topic to ask a question that isn't about philosophy but philosophers have asked?
Why I'm asking
Very obviously, philosophers like Marx have studied what money and wealth are, and how e.g. individual bourgeoisie are pitted against each other because of their wealth. So what's off topic about this question?
What I think about that
I feel like we need to pass this stupid test of authentic philosophical semblance to ask a question. That's completely inappropriate: perhaps no-one at all who asks questions on this site is asking them as a work of serious scholarship. i.e. mostly we're just asking questions we're wondering about, the nature of our reality or ethics etc., rather than doing or substituting for the study of philosophy.
So, it seems like we can't ask questions that might have some relevance outside something we're reading, something we just happen to be thinking about, because that's "off-topic". Is that right?
But over the years I've been using this site no-one has ever posted a helpful answer to something I'm reading rather than thinking about... we don't seem to have the breadth of expertise to answer specialist questions, rather than prompt someone into thinking. So, it seems like the site's actual remit and rules are just a waste of everyone's time.