Even Latin we have to leave, symbolically speaking, in order to find the etymological origin of the term revenue. And it is derived from "reditus", which can be translated as "return" and emanates from the verb "redire". The latter, on the other hand, is the result of the sum of two clearly differentiated parts: the prefix “re-”, which means “backward”, and the verb “ire”.
It's about the gain or the interest You get something. For example: "The visiting team could not make a profit from having two more players than their rival on the field of play", "The deputy accused the mayor of seeking electoral revenue with his project", “I don't get any economic revenue for this job: I do it only for solidarity”.
The notion of revenue is usually used with reference to the interests offered by a investment . In this case, the revenue reflects a certain profitability. If a person makes a fixed term of $ 10,000 that offers you an interest of 8% annual , after a year you will have obtained a revenue of 800 dollars .
Precisely because of all this, any person who wishes to make a deposit or make an investment is necessary, at first, to calculate approximately the revenue he is going to contribute. Thus, based on the interest rate associated with it, you can clearly stipulate what benefit it will bring.
An entrepreneur, on the other hand, decides to travel to a seaside resort to sell crafts during the summer. East man , which invested 5,000 pesos in merchandise and per diem, at the end of the season he obtained 8,500 pesos . In this way, the revenue that the activity gave him was 3,500 pesos .
It is also possible to qualify as revenue to symbolic things or that they are not material. A tennis player can make a profit from the fatigue of his opponent: this means that he will try to take advantage of his opponent's poor physical condition to obtain a victory, trying to play long points and move the other tennis player throughout the court .
In the context of the politics , usually the idea of revenue in sense negative . Because, in theory, politicians should act for the benefit of the community, when someone demonstrates pursuing a personal interest he is accused of seeking political revenue or electoral revenue (that is, it acts so that people vote for it and not to make any contribution to the community).
In our day to day, electoral revenue has become a widely used term. And it seems that, practically every day, politicians accuse each other of carrying out some kind of action or concrete comment with the sole purpose of obtaining votes in the following elections. A good example of this is that, for example, in Spain the PSOE has accused the party that has ruled in recent years, the PP, of wanting to obtain an electoral revenue of what is the controversial and complicated situation of independence of Catalonia.
In the same way, in Argentina, for example, President Cristina Fernández de Kichner, following serious floods in recent months, considered it unfortunate that an attempt would be made to obtain a political revenue from them.