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[-] [email protected] 16 points 1 week ago

I mean, Monopoly was originally made to make fun of the capitalist society America loves so much…

[-] [email protected] 19 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

Not even make fun of, it was meant to be an educational tool to show how monopolies function.

You know how by like 2/3rds the way through the game there is already a clear winner and the rest of the game is just them slowly accumulating wealth and fucking over everyone else? That's just real life monopolization playing out in a board game example.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago* (last edited 1 week ago)

i remember making a deal to sell vine-street to complete someone else's orange set, but only if they paid me 10% on income from the street - i think i thought i was being funny.

anyway, after a few turns i fucked off to the pub for three or four hours . . .
came back later . . . Oligopoly had become entrenched.

it's like monopoly but worse, it never ends.

only h lawyers and accountants figuring out who owed what to whom each turn had any idea what was going on and if anyone was winning.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 week ago

Yeah pretty sure neither of those things is "new."

Even during Americas best years, in the aftermath of the New Deal, it was nearly impossible to imprison rich people.

[-] [email protected] 6 points 1 week ago

And even if rich people go to jail they are pretty comfortable there.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 week ago

You can tell it's an old game from the outset, because it's based on the premise of being able to purchase property.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 week ago

Luxury taxes are still very much a thing.

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