True History of Monopoly the Boardgame

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Read this PBS transcript on Monopoly’s original intention to teach about the dangers of land monopoly. Understand how the world’s most popular boardgame was subverted to teach young people the opposite to the games original intent. It is interesting that not more people have twigged that something is wrong in the land game when most Monopoly games end with someone in tears.

With a new book out by Philip E Orbanes that glosses over its’ georgist inspirations, ‘Monopoly: The World’s Most Famous Game–And How It Got That Way’, it’s time we remind ourselves of its original intent by reading either this PBS TV special by the History Detectives, or go all the way and read the classic detective-like book The Billion Dollar Monopoly Swindle by Richard Anspach, available in our bookshop for $25.

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