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by ChrisCook (cojockathotmaildotcom) on Wed Jul 24th, 2013 at 05:53:45 AM EST
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Yes, but the game of Monopoly comes to an end when that happens. I'm not sure that's what the real life winners want.....
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Jul 24th, 2013 at 05:56:56 AM EST
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No, no, then land value tax is introduced :)

History of the board game Monopoly

The history of the board game Monopoly can be traced back to the early 20th century. The earliest known design was by an American, Elizabeth Magie, patented in 1904 but existing as early as 1902.[1] Magie's original intent was to publish a board game to illustrate an economic principle, namely the Georgist concept of a single land value tax.[2]


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by A swedish kind of death on Wed Jul 24th, 2013 at 07:02:26 AM EST
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Fascinating! Too bad it would be such a legal hassle to sell an updated version that included Magie's second stage land tax and, possibly, other alternative rules. That would be subversive. Perhaps call it Monopoly Satire, as satire has some status as protected speech in the USA.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Jul 24th, 2013 at 10:16:17 AM EST
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was a Georgist teaching tool about the land tax...

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jul 25th, 2013 at 04:52:24 AM EST
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