The Monopolists

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Mary Pilon
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The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game's questionable origins.Most think it was invented by an unemployed Pennsylvanian who sold his game to Parker Brothers during the Great Depression in 1935 and lived happily--and richly--ever after. That story, however, is not exactly true. Ralph Anspach, a professor fighting to sell his Anti-Monopoly board game decades later, unearthed the real story, which traces back to Abraham Lincoln, the Quakers, and a forgotten feminist named Lizzie Magie who invented her nearly identical Landlord's Game more than thirty years before Parker Brothers sold their version of Monopoly. Her game--underpinned by morals that were the exact opposite of what Monopoly represents today--was embraced by a constellation of left-wingers from the Progressive Era through the Great Depression, including members of Franklin Roosevelt's famed Brain Trust. A fascinating social history of corporate greed that illuminates the cutthroat nature of American business over the last century, The Monopolists reads like the best detective fiction, told through Monopoly's real-life winners and losers.

This means that rather than manufacture an important product in, say, five factories around the world, they centralize production in a ... The Monopolists (2015) unveils the true yet checkered history of Parker Brothers's most successful board game, Monopoly. It tells the tale of the game's origins in progressive, anti-capitalist thinking to its evolution under the control of Parker Brothers, a company that went to extraordinary lengths to rewrite Monopoly's history and crush any competition in the process. The game Charles Darrow sold in the 1930s bore a striking resemblance to a game Lizzie Magie patented in 1904.

Most think it was invented by an unemployed Pennsylvanian who sold his game to Parker Brothers during ... The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game's questionable origins.Most think it was invented by an unemployed Pennsylvanian who sold his game to Parker Brothers during the ... For Mom and Uncle Larry The last player left in the game wins. —1935 MONOPOLY BOARD GAME RULES CONTENTS CHAPTER 1 The Professor and the Trust-Busting Game CHAPTER 2 A Mary Pilon (born 16 May 1986 in Eugene, Oregon) is an American journalist who primarily writes about sports and business.

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