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Forum Post: Game Over

Posted 2 years ago on June 27, 2012, 12:49 p.m. EST by agkaiser (1227) from Fredericksburg, TX
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If I get all the money in a Monopoly game, I win. But the game is over. I could continue, I guess, to play, if I loaned the money back to the losers. I could print more monopoly money to “grow” the game economy and assure that I win even more and faster by the interest and fees I charge the other players who borrow it from me. But really, the game is over for them once I have the power of concentrated wealth and they must borrow from me in order to play. The board will never be level again.

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[-] 2 points by HempTwister (667) from Little Rock, AR 2 years ago

"even fourth grade math is sufficient to debunk most common belief/delusions about capitalist dominated economy. "

You mean tax cuts don't really generate more revenue? But surely Laffer was right?

I told my kid that if he reduced his allowance he would have more money but he did not buy it.

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1227) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 years ago

Is the Market Free? If the market doesn't allow capitalists [the 1%] to play it can't be said to be free. It has allowed them and now they own it and it can't be said to be free. Is this really a paradox or is it a symptom of cultural schizophrenia? Is there a difference between that sort of mental illness and Orwell's “doublethink?” If not schizophrenic, are we at least paranoid and delusional to believe that free market capitalism is not an oxymoron?

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[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1227) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 years ago

Right on, Kilroy! Inflation is what happens when the banks create money on their ledgers to loan to US at a profit.

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[-] 1 points by kilroywashere (20) 2 years ago

Toss in some inflation on that monopoly board, so the next time a player lands on Baltic Avenue, he goes broke because he can't afford the rent this time around. He still gets $200 for passing Go....but it never buys as much.

[-] 1 points by agkaiser (1227) from Fredericksburg, TX 2 years ago

For more on dysfunctional economy and culture see: How Does That Work? https://www.createspace.com/3852916