Games People Play…..
Recently I was surprised to see that one of my followers, w1nt3l, knew of Henry George and the land value tax……it is an economic theory that I think would solve a lot of problems…..but few know of his theory these days of runaway greed….
When you were a kid or maybe just yesterday…did you ever play Monopoly? Did you get a monopoly game for Christmas?
Did you know that Henry George was the inspiration for the original Monopoly……..BAM! Drop the history bomb!
This is a little something to explain the game and its origins…..
A brief history of America’s favorite board game……(you just knew there would be a historic perspective in there somewhere, right?)
Source: Monopoly’s Radical, Anticapitalist, Feminist Origins – by Andy Warner
Back in the 80’s I studied at the Henry George Institute…..and to this day I firmly believe that his land value tax would be an excellent policy for this country to follow.
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I’d like to play The Landlord’s Game. I played Monopoly a lot when I was younger and never really liked to play, but someone had to make sure no one cheated (I was the banker). Progress and Poverty has moved up a few slots on my list of books to read 🙂
I thought you might appreciate the post….he also has a good book on trade….chuq
These are the couple of posts I wrote about 8 or 9 years ago….
Reblogged this on saywhatumean2say and commented:
Wonderful and Funny Post; I really had a good time reading but in case no one else does….phuew on them…..here is the LINK AGAIN; go to it for a good year end treat. ~~ dru-oz~~ has spoken!
Thanx for the re-blog…I appreciate the help….chuq