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‘Rules rule’: How rules, both written and unwritten, shape our world

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Rules are everywhere around us.

This hour we talk about the history of rules and the power of unwritten rules.

We wonder why some rules succeed while others fail. Plus: a game designer on how rules can facilitate play.

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Lily is the senior producer for The Colin McEnroe Show. She first worked at Connecticut Public as an intern in 2014. She has previously worked for WBUR, KUNC and as a producer for the New England News Collaborative's weekly show Next. Lily can be reached at ltyson@ctpublic.org.