Life Is Not the Game of Monopoly

by Norman Horowitz

Back when I played Monopoly, I remember games when I was the last remaining opponent and I would land on “Boardwalk,” where there was a hotel. But the rent was more then I had, and the game would be over. I was broke and had lost the game.

The American attitude to life seems to be that so many want to win as they would in Monopoly, and they won’t be satisfied until they have aggregated all the money in the game — that is, until everyone else is broke.

We have organized the greatest concentration of wealth since we organized our country. We have also created the greatest concentration of worldwide media power during the same time frame.   Continue reading “Life Is Not the Game of Monopoly”