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How Monopoly Became Monopoly

25th October 2012

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I knew that Monopoly — the board game, not the economic concept — had evolved from a game designed to promote the ideas of the 19th-century radical Henry George. Now, thanks to a link in Christopher Ketcham’s Harper’s feature on the game’s history, I’ve seen this site, featuring photos of the boards used in different versions of the Landlord’s Game, as the Georgist version and its early successors were often known.

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