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The economy as a game of Monopoly


28 August 2019


 
Game of Monopoly
Game of Monopoly
 

The economy is like a game of monopoly.

First everyone is doing great and capital is built in the form of housing and hotels.

At some point some people can't pay their bills any more.

To keep the game going, the winners can lend money to the losers.

But at some point the losers can't pay the interest any more.

So, to keep the game going, interest rates must go down.

So they can borrow more.

But at some point some people can't pay the interest again.

In a game of Monopoly we can start all over again.

In the real economy that's not an option.

That would mean destroying houses and closing factories.

So the game must continue. And now you know where that ends.

Solutions begin with negative interest rates. You better wake up to that.