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Everquest: Real Economy from a Virtual World

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Everquest: Real Economy from a Virtual World

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Everquest: Real Economy from a Virtual World

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Everquest, a virtual reality game played by tens of thousands of people over the Internet, has developed its own economy as players vie for special weapons and equipment. The game creates an unusual focus for economic study, though some economists are skeptical about the value of the research. NPR's David Kestenbaum reports.