She made up two sets of rules, “monopolist” and “anti-monopolist,” but her stated goal was to demonstrate the evils of accruing vast sums of wealth at the expense of others. A firebrand against the railroad, steel and oil monopolists of her time, she told a reporter in 1906, “In a short time, I hope a very short time, men and women will discover that they are poor because Carnegie and Rockefeller, maybe, have more than they know what to do with.”

Monopoly Was Designed to Teach the 99% About Income Inequality | Arts & Culture | Smithsonian

Some of you may know this story already, but it’s still pretty resonant.

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March 26, 2016