These are simple alternative rules for Monopoly which make the game more balanced and, as a result, more exciting and less hurtful. No longer does every player know who will win after a few passes of "Go": it's anybody's game right up to the end. Strategy becomes more important than luck.
Granted this takes the monopoly aspect out of "Monopoly", but who cares if it allows you to again enjoy the board game you purchased?
It's up to you. Since there's no rent advantage to obtaining a monopoly (unless there are no houses on a property, in which case rent doubles), there's much less incintive to engage in the sorts of unbalanced trades one typically finds oneself making to stay in the game.Neale Pickett