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354 - The Controversial History of Monopoly

Monopoly is one of the best selling board games of all time, but it has a controversial history. The game’s inventor was an unemployed salesman named Charles B. Darrow who was struggling to put food on the table during the great depression - at least that was the commonly held belief for a long time. But actually, that’s only a tiny part of the story, tune in to hear more!


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REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:

The Monopolists by Mary Pilon: https://www.marypilon.com/monopoly

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/business/behind-monopoly-an-inventor-who-didnt-pass-go.html

https://www.henrygeorge.org/dodson_on_monopoly.htm

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/apr/11/secret-history-monopoly-capitalist-game-leftwing-origins

https://www.britannica.com/sports/Monopoly-board-game

https://www.thoughtco.com/monopoly-monopoly-charles-darrow-4079786

https://www.hasbro.com/common/instruct/Monopoly_(1999).pdf

https://www.monopolyland.com/monopoly-pieces/

https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2015/02/13/who-really-invented-monopoly.html

https://web.archive.org/web/20070716173348/http://tt.tf/gamehist/articles/eugene-raiford_ltr_02jan64.pdf

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