Robert Smith Quote on Monopoly and the Economy

October 4, 2010

Politics

government, Quotes

“During the housing bubble, investors threw cash at real estate like it was Monopoly money. That may be an exaggeration, but perhaps not an extreme one. Generations of kids have been raised on the board game Monopoly, spending countless hours accumulating houses and hotels. Did we all learn bad lessons from years of passing Go and collecting $200?  …looking at Monopoly in post-recession 2010, the rules seem like a sure way to crash an economy: The bank can never run out of money, mortgages are easy to get, and when you build houses the rent always goes up.”

Taken from a NPR article Monopoly Game:  Rules Made to be Broken? by Robert Smith

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