The Monopolists

Mary Pilon talked about her book, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game, about the origins of the… read more

Mary Pilon talked about her book, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game, about the origins of the board-game Monopoly. Ms. Pilon refutes the commonly held history, promoted by the game’s manufacturer Parker Brothers, that an unemployed salesman sold the idea to the toy company in 1935. Instead, the author recounts a version of the game that existed thirty years prior, The Landlord’s Game, created by Lizzie Magie, which was linked to progressive politics. close

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The Monopolists

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Program ID:
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Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Mar 07, 2015 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Apr 18, 2015 | 9:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Mar 07, 2015 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 07, 2015 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 08, 2015 | 2:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 15, 2015 | 11:15pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 28, 2015 | 9:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 31, 2015 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 31, 2015 | 11:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 01, 2015 | 3:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 18, 2015 | 9:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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