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The Hole in Brian Potts' WSJ Critique of the "Solar-Panel Craze"

John Farrell | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
John Farrell

In his Sunday Wall Street Journal commentary on May 17, Brian Potts suggests that cost is the bottom line in the electric customer shift to solar, and that solar costs too much. But his defense of the utility's view of energy costs leaves a big hole in the big picture: the value of solar energy.

Mothers As Benign Dictators: 3 Economic Problems Solved By Motherhood

Dr. Rebekka Grun | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Dr. Rebekka Grun

In short, mothers can undo those problems that economic theory has found a so called 'well meaning dictator' can solve. The issue is that in the great wide world, well meaning dictators are a rare species. In our families however, we may know one or two.

5 Money Lessons From Monopoly

David A. Dedman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

1. Monopoly teaches us budgeting. It's a really simple, visual lesson. When you look down and you start to run low on that pretty pastel play money, you know you're in trouble.

Consumers Turning To Tabletop Options In Backlash Against Video Games

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business

Hasbro Inc, maker of old standbys like Monopoly and Risk, says that revenue for its line of games increased 10 percent between 2012 and 2013, and would have grown 7 percent in 2014 if not for unfavorable foreign currency conversions.

Google's Remarkable Monopoly on Data Intrigues Europeans

Mark Weinstein | Posted 04.07.2015 | Business
Mark Weinstein

In Monopoly the game, you buy properties, pay fines, and try to stay out of jail. In monopoly, the real-life big business version, you use all your leverage to dominate markets, manipulate industries, avoid fines, and hire lawyers to keep you out of jail. And most of the time you do win.

Big Data Is an Economic Justice Issue, Not Just a Privacy Problem

Nathan Newman | Posted 05.16.2015 | Business
Nathan Newman

The steady loss of data by individuals into the hands of increasingly centralized corporate hands is helping drive a large portion of the economic inequality that has become central to the political debate in our nation.

BookFilter: The Secret History of the Board Game 'Monopoly'

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.13.2015 | Books
Michael Giltz

For generations, everyone who bought a copy of Monopoly saw the same origin story: it was invented by Charles Darrow during the Great Depression; the success of the game made his fortune and rescued Parker Brothers from bankruptcy. Not quite.

Turning Ice Cold Weather into Priceless Family Memories

Laurie Schacht | Posted 05.06.2015 | Parents
Laurie Schacht

The only thing better than creating something special is the mess you get to make while doing it. Don't worry about the clean-up, just get lost in the fun!

What Is It Like to Play Monopoly Competitively?

Quora | Posted 05.06.2015 | Money
Quora

Competitive Monopoly is certainly a different beast than the casual games you may have played with your siblings growing up. Once you begin competing at charity tournaments, it only seems natural to then have the desire to become US & World Monopoly Champion.

Chattanooga, Tennessee, Offered A Public Option For Internet Access And Revived Its Economy

Carl Gibson | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Chattanooga has proven to everyone else that having a public option for internet, cable, and phone service is better for consumers. And though the big companies would never admit it, the competition that socialist local broadband networks provide is the heart of the free-market capitalism they claim to espouse.

The Other FCC Decision

David Morris | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
David Morris

By now, if the telecom companies had kept their promises we might well have a national broadband network that would be the envy of the world. Instead many consider the United States a laggard in high speed, affordable broadband.

The Official History of Monopoly Is a Fraud (VIDEO)

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
John Wellington Ennis

This year marks the 80th anniversary of America's best-selling board game, Monopoly. And while many folks might fib about their age, Hasbro's accounting of the game's birth is quite the tall tale.

'Game Of Thrones' Monopoly Is Coming

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 02.17.2015 | Entertainment

All men must roll the die. People of the realm, rejoice because HBO's recent announcement via Twitter means you can finally play the "Game of Thron...

My Kids Have a 'Monopoly' on My Wallet

Greg Schwem | Posted 04.12.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

But, to be fair, I decided to play a practice game with them, using worthless Monopoly money. My plan was to emerge victorious but to make it close. That way they'd be eager for a rematch when the real money game began.

Who Will Be the One to Rule Us All?

Creston Davis | Posted 03.22.2015 | Business
Creston Davis

In the past, the "Master of the Universe" was nearly always about controlling things through sheer violent force mixed with military tactics. But now, I'd suggest the rules of the game have shifted from military (direct violence) to financial (indirect violence).

This Night Before Christmas Is Only for Gamers

Michael L. Berman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house. Not a creature was stirring. Not even a -- hold on. Those aren't reindeer we're hearing and definitely not mice. It's Mom, Dad and their offspring playing new games more than twice!

Europe Declares War on Google!

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.24.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Word leaked out on Friday in Brussels that The European Parliament is going to call for the break-up of Google. That must be a tough pill to swallow for Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt.

Paul Blumenthal

Zephyr Teachout Keeps Preaching 'We Can Actually Do Something' About Corruption

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this year, Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout emerged as a political star among progressives when she challenged New York Gov...

Google's Eric Schmidt: Robin Hood or the Big Bad Wolf?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.11.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Google has it all, which is way too much. Actually, it's downright frightening just how much. Do we want to live in a society where everything we do, 24/7, is monitored by corporations like Google?

McD's Operators: "Everything Depends on Monopoly"

BurgerBusiness | Posted 10.17.2014 | Taste
BurgerBusiness

The Janney survey also finds that McDonald's operators are heavily relying on the current Monopoly promotion to stop the ongoing sales slide. "Everyt...

MAG: Amazon Must Be Stopped

New Republic | Franklin Foer | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business

It's too big. It's cannibalizing the economy. It's time for a radical plan....

The Pay 2 Play Board Game, More Realistic Than Monopoly!

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Something about the game Monopoly seemed like the right metaphor for our priced-out political process -- perhaps because the player with the most money wins, just like in almost all elections.

Playing Monopoly With Our Lives

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 11.22.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

Perhaps it is the warm memories of playing with siblings that obscures what the game's objectives are, how it is played, and the lessons it imparts. For one, there is the object of the game itself, plainly stated: The winner is the last player left in the game, having driven their opponents into bankruptcy.

McMonopoly Is Back 9/23

BurgerBusiness | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
BurgerBusiness

McDonald's goes to the McWell one more time tomorrow, kicking off another round of its Monopoly game promotion. Actually, a Pre-Promotion Sweepstakes ...

Maybe It's Time We Gave You an Apology

Lester & Charlie | Posted 11.19.2014 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Sensitivity be damned. Offending people may not work for everyone, but Urban Outfitters obviously feels it works for them -- surely they'll find more ways to offend. It's going to be hard to top a bloody Kent State sweatshirt, however.