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The Surprising History Behind Monopoly | Doha Debates

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Did you know board game Monopoly was created by an anticapitalist? This is the forgotten history of Monopoly.
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34 Comments

  1. Every bit of this is ironic. Anti capitalist creates monopoly. Then sold it for $500. The buyer then millions, 😂

  2. Of course it was a woman the invented the game but credit was stolen from her!!!

  3. Elizabeth Magie, the inventor who inspired by Henry George, 1903Charles Darrow, reinventor and seller to Parker Brothers 1932-1935

  4. Classic e-commerce with a modern twist says:

    The irony of a game that was 'supposedly' against capitalism is now the quintessential capitalist game. But that's the power of free enterprise. $500 was a fair price for an anti-capitalist, and millions of dollars is fair compensation for the capitalist. Proves the point

  5. The MONOPOLY MAN has never worn a Monocle, it's a Mandela Effect

  6. This game’s success highlights the beauty of capitalism

  7. I didn't know the history of the game until today know wonder I loved the game I used to play it by myself when I was little. It was invented by a woman.

  8. Did anyone notice he had one looking Glass eye piece.

  9. Pitfalls of capitalism. What a nonsense..

  10. your accent is better than Sherlock Holmes 🙂

  11. It was not about showing the pitfalls of capitalism. It was about showing the detriments of monopolies, especially on land (or natural resources in general). Henry George, who was the original inspiration for Elizabeth Magie, wanted to show how landlords monopolising rent were detrimental both to the productive power of labour AND capital. For him labour and capital were in symbiosis, while the real "dog in the manger" was the landlord monopolist who withheld (or held for ransom) a vital means of production (land) and provided nothing of benefit to society in return. The failure of modern progressives to understand this is mostly because the importance of land (natural resources) in production has been forgotten – partly through the efforts of those interested in defending the institution of landed property.

  12. Why do they make unfettered capitalism and greed sound like it's a thing of the past? Lol

  13. She was an anti-monopolist, not an anti-capitalist.

  14. I KNOW somebody has time traveled cuz I know for a FACT that the monopoly guy had a monicle

  15. Henry George idea was to give all citizens a share from Land Value Tax. Mentioned by Guy Standing in his book Basic Income and How to Make it Happen.

  16. Lizzie Magie was not anti-capitalist; she opposed monopoly privilege. Nor was Henry George anti-capitalist. He believed in the private ownership of tangible, capital goods but argued the case for the community ownership of land.

  17. "Laissez-failre capitalism" LOL Yah right. Railroad barrons were getting a big help from the govt. It certainly was not laissez-faire

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