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    The inventor of Monopoly created it to show the unfair playing field.

    The history of Monopoly can be traced back to 1903,[1][4] when American anti-monopolist Lizzie Magie created a game which she hoped would explain the single tax theory of Henry George. It was intended as an educational tool to illustrate the negative aspects of concentrating land in private monopolies. She took out a patent in 1904. Her game, The Landlord's Game, was self-published, beginning in 1906.[5]

    Lizzie created two sets of rules: an anti-monopolist set in which all were rewarded when wealth was created, and a monopolist set in which the goal was to create monopolies and crush opponents.[6]

    Several variant board games, based on her concept, were developed from 1906 through the 1930s; they involved both the process of buying land for its development and the sale of any undeveloped property. Cardboard houses were added, and rents were increased as they were added to a property. Magie patented the game again in 1923.[7]

    According to an advertisement placed in The Christian Science Monitor, Charles Todd of Philadelphia recalled the day in 1932 when his childhood friend, Esther Jones, and her husband Charles Darrow came to their house for dinner. After the meal, the Todds introduced Darrow to The Landlord's Game, which they then played several times. The game was entirely new to Darrow, and he asked the Todds for a written set of the rules. After that night, Darrow went on to utilize this and distribute the game himself as Monopoly. Because of this act the Todds refused to speak to Darrow ever again.[8]

    After the game's excellent sales during the Christmas season of 1934, Parker Brothersbought the game's copyrights from Darrow.[9] When the company learned Darrow was not the sole inventor of the game, it bought the rights to Magie's patent for just $500.[10]
    Irony abounds.
     
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    Good thing I wasn't taking a drink of coffee when I saw this or Shaddam would owe me for a new computer screen.:p Orange Cat Bad!
     
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    I think the joke threads are the best on offer here at silverstackers except for the free gold :)

    This sad world definitely needs more laughter even if we are laughing at ourselves :D

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    The Book of Psalms Chapter 46 verse 6

    The nations raged,the kingdoms moved,He uttered His voice,the earth melted :)
     
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    ..... well, he also knows more than anybody on how to get into deep sh*t !!!
     
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    QUOTE OF THE DECADE :


    “A Labor and Greens paradise would be a place where everybody has guaranteed employment, free comprehensive healthcare, free education, free food, free housing, free clothing, free utilities, and only law enforcement has guns.”

    And believe it or not, such a place does indeed already exist. It's called Prison."
     
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    I dedicate this to mmm....shiney! and his sad little mate 66rounds :rolleyes:

    If you don't like it leave :D

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    The Book of Timothy - Timothy 2 Chapter 3 verse 1 & 2

    But know this,that in the last days perilous times will come.

    For "men" will be lovers of themselves,
    lovers of money,boasters,proud,blasphemers,disobedient to parents,unthankful,unholy,unloving,unforgiving,slanders,without self control,brutal,despisers of good,traitors,head strong,haughty,lovers of pleasures rather than lovers of God :)
     
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    I've noticed things have been going well here on Silverstackers with the trolls being ignored.
     
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    The 'IGNORE MEMBER " buttons helps
     
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