Ever wondered why computer games like Simcity and Cities Skylines will selfdestruct the towns if you raise taxes?

Here's a long read about the right wing economic theories that laid the foundation for Simcity when a logic was needed during its creation and then continues to influence game makers (and policy makers) today

(from Logic Magazine)


@ohyran This was fascinating. And reminds me that at last week's game night there was a discussion about how Monopoly was supposed to teach people how bad capitalism (or private land ownership) is, and the discussion turned to everyone 's anecdotes about how they would cheat or how they first learned that their older siblings were always cheating at the game, which, if you want a metaphor for capitalists exploiting the underprivileged..

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