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Europe Declares War on Google!

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.24.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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.

Should You 'Toy' With An Older Woman?

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Fifty
Stephanie D. Lewis

MENOPAUSEOPOLY: The classic game of monopolizing stuff from your opponents as you wearily drag your little pewter token -- a miniature fan, a Naturalizer high heel shoe, L'Oreal hair color kit -- around the board attempting to purchase back the properties of your Mind, Body and Spirit

PayPal Co-Founder: 'Monopolies Are Great Companies. Super Competitive Ones Are Not'

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

Peter Thiel, an entrepreneur and investor, co-founded PayPal and the data analytics firm Palantir Technologies. He made the first outside Facebook inv...

Get Out of Jail Free

David Sable | Posted 11.02.2014 | Technology
David Sable

Content is content and great and enduring content triumphs while second-rate creations get consumed and forgotten.

16 Board Games That Defined Your Childhood, Ranked From Worst To Best

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Kruschewsky | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy

Your childhood was all about passing Go and collecting $200.

Life: Just a Game of Monopoly Taken Way Too Seriously

Danielle Posa | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Danielle Posa

We, humans, are the source for creating something new. We are the source for creating new systems, organizations, governments and a world that actually works for all people. And a world that can be so much more thrilling, unpredictable and abundant. We can make it all up... again.

Kim K's Alleged Birthday Gift To Kanye Will Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment

When you've already got riches, fame and the love of your life on your arm, what do you get for your birthday? In the case of Kanye West, you get ...

The Future of Public Power

Brian Holton Henderson | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Brian Holton Henderson

If utilities continue to rely on their comfortable monopolies, more and more consumers are going to demand a change.

15 Reasons Why Women Are Crushing It Right Now

Posted 04.24.2014 | Women

Sure, things are undeniably sunnier for women in the “Lean In” culture of 2014, but we’re not fully there yet. Here are some cold, hard facts: ...

New Monopoly Rules To Turn America's Children Into Little Socialists

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

Monopoly's new "house rules" will probably not be popular in the houses of Ron Paul or Rick Perry. Many of those rules are straight out of their Fed-h...

Help Decide Which Monopoly House Rules Make The Cut!

The Huffington Post | Tyler McCarthy | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

For as long as Monopoly has been around, people have been amending the rulebook to fit their group’s play style. Now Hasbro is giving some of the mo...

Confessions of a Pot Addict

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 04.29.2014 | Fifty
Rob Hiaasen

As we now know, leads to smiling, which leads to happiness, which leads to living longer, which leads to more thinking, which leads to more thinking about issues, which leads to unhappiness, which leads to frowning. That, my fellow Marylanders, is the danger of pot. Still don't believe me?

Increasing the Minimum Wage Can Actually Create Jobs -- If It's Enforced

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

Big low-wage employers squeeze employees by deliberately staying understaffed, relying on mandatory overtime as needed. A forced wage increase creates jobs by taking away the gain from under-staffing. Holy cow! Talk about turning Econ 101 on its head!

Lebanese Media and Elections Coverage in UNESCO Book

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.11.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Lebanese-Iraqi Sharro's scathing comments and biting humor came to mind when I wrote about the media's mixed bag coverage of Lebanon's presidential, parliamentary and municipal elections for a just-released UNESCO publication.

Innovation in the Government Industry

Michael B. Fishbein | Posted 03.29.2014 | Technology
Michael B. Fishbein

Government may be susceptible to the same forces that are currently changing many major industries. Software is eating government, too. Therefore go...

Giving Thanks

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble | Posted 01.26.2014 | Religion
Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

It seems fitting that this year Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincide as both are celebrations of survival. The Jews had survived the destruction of the Temple and the Pilgrims survived the almost certain destruction of their very lives.

Big Pharma Could Win International Price Monopoly, Unlimited Profits in 'Free Trade' Deal

Ethan Rome | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Ethan Rome

Big Pharma has a new tool to make turbo-charged profits and insulate itself from efforts to rein in skyrocketing health costs.