How to Win Monopoly With Economic Theory

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April 25 2014 11:46 AM

How to Win Monopoly With Economic Theory

The recent announcement that Hasbro would be conducting an online vote to decide which "house rules" to officially incorporate into Monopoly got us thinking about the rules of the venerable board game and what, if anything, they tell us about economics. So we asked Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent Jordan Weissman and local gaming authority Steve Heisler to sit down for a round of the board game and a conversation about economic theory.

Stick around to find out how the game, though often disdained by board game snobs, can help prove a point made by underappreciated 19th-century political economist David Ricardo.

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