Business & Finance: Monopoly & Politics

If a nation may be judged by the games it plays, the U. S. is growing remarkably cynical toward two prime phases of U. S. life—business and politics. For months the fastest-selling non-card game in the U. S. has been Monopoly. Full of real estate, utilities, railroads, mortgages, foreclosures, rents, taxes, maintenance, assessments, it is a parlor pastime generally calculated to appeal to the baldest acquisitive instincts. Monopoly boomed through the Christmas season, was last week selling faster than ever.

The game is played something like parcheesi, tokens being moved around a spaced...

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