How Atlantic City inspired the Monopoly board

The popular game has a backstory rife with segregation, inequality, intellectual theft, and outlandish political theories.

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  • The streets on a classic Monopoly board were lifted from Atlantic City.
  • Here's what it looks like if we transport those places back onto a map.
  • Monopoly started out as its opposite: a game explaining the evil of monopolies.
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Why the capitalist market model destroys the safeguards of some professions

The neoliberal call for more 'choice', seems hard to resist.

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The young doctor was desperate. 'I need to talk to my patients,' she said, 'and give them time to ask questions."
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Nearly 3,000 shipping containers have fallen into the ocean since November

What's to blame for the recent uptick in containership accidents?

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  • At any given time, 6,000 containerships are moving the vast majority of global trade on the world's oceans.
  • The average number of annual containership accidents has been on a downtrend for the past decade, but accidents have become more common since the start of the pandemic.
  • One factor behind the recent rise in containership accidents could be rising demand for imported goods from U.S. consumers.
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Learn the fundamentals of financial accounting from an actual CPA

Understand everything that goes behind payroll, debits, credits, and more with this 25-hour course collection.

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Growth is killing us: An interview with Jason Hickel

The British economic anthropologist Jason Hickel proposes "degrowth" in the face of recession.

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What would happen if we waved goodbye to capitalism and instead focused on nurturing trust? The British economic anthropologist Jason Hickel tells Paulina Wilk that a better world is possible – but we only have 20 years to build it.

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