I just realized that inflation has absolutely ruined Monopoly (or perhaps the game was always underpriced?)
Railroads: $200.00 a piece.
No matter how much these add up, you aren’t going to get a million for a house. And when was the last time you could buy a railroad for 200 dollars?
It makes me think of the Ragtime the musical song “Success” as well. It’s a musical set in the 1900’s hey-day, with Henry Ford and hundreds of immigrants, and so much opportunity. As Tateh says, “I may be just a maker of art, but here you can start with less, and make a success!”
Fifty dollars for a house. Two hundred to buy a railroad. I’ll say you could. 🙂