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2 HOURS AGO - Business Insider

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Hardly anyone realizes the classic board game Monopoly started as an early feminist's attack on capitalism

Ralph Anspach wasn't going to stop making his Anti-Monopoly game just because Parker Brothers told him to. At least not without a fight. It was 1974 and Anspach, an economics professor at San Francisco State University, was caught in a legal battle with the makers of the popular board game Monopoly for allegedly infringing on the game's copyright. The premise ...

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MAR 04, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Why Does Heritage Become Hostage?

Written by Chip Colwell In the early spring of 2001, dark rumors spread that the Taliban were systematically destroying thousands of ancient statues across Afghanistan. Reports soon confirmed an edict from Mulla Mohammad Omar, the Taliban's supreme leader. "These idols have been gods of the infidels, who worshiped them and these are respected even now and perhaps may be turned ...

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MAR 02, 2015 - Washington Times

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Review: Detective Isaac Bell returns in 'The Assassin'

"The Assassin" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott Isaac Bell of the Van Dorn detective agency returns in Clive Cussler and Justin Scott's new thriller, "The Assassin." It's 1905, and Standard Oil has a monopoly on the refinery business. John D. Rockefeller's company has been stamping out ...

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FEB 26, 2015 - New Statesman

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Rule one of the Breakfast Club: there’s no place more embarrassing to see someone you know

Does a breakfast taken in the first term of the Thatcher administration still count? Breakfast (Psst. It's a euphemism). Photo: John Moore/Getty Images And so to – well, how shall I describe the place where I am sitting? There are people with delicate sensibilities out there, some of whom write to me, more in sorrow than in anger, when I use a ...

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FEB 18, 2015 - Business Insider

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This is what a $1500 Monopoly board game looks like

Here's something for diehard Monopoly and Coach fanatics. In time for Monopoly's 80th anniversary this year, Monopoly licensee and custom game design manufacturer Winning Solutions partnered with Coach to put out a $1500 version of the classic game. While at Hasbro's Toy Fair over the holiday weekend, we took a look at the board, which is pretty stunning. In a space full ...

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