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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 07.02.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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.

On November 5th, Local Power Is on the Line

John Farrell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
John Farrell

Will it be another example of how a corporate monopoly buries its political and economic opponents? Or will it be Boulder's shot heard 'round the world of locals taking charge of their energy future?

PHOTOS: Here Are The Monopoly Properties In Real Life

Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts

It's always nice to know where your money's going, even if that money is fictional paper bills used in the beloved board game, Monopoly. A photogra...

Consumers Stand to Lose as CBS Battles Time Warner Cable

Michael J. Copps | Posted 10.20.2013 | Media
Michael J. Copps

Imagine how broadband customers who pay separately for satellite television feel being swept up into this spat. CBS is perpetrating an audacious violation of the FCC Open Internet ("net neutrality") rules.

Time Warner Cable Tone Deaf to Customers During Media Blackout

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 10.11.2013 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

I don't care whose fault it is. When two multi-billion dollar companies get into a hissy fit about money, then take their punitive actions out against their customers, they are severely tone deaf to the principles of the marketplace. Customers don't like to be the vessels for vitriol between parties who exist in a vaunted state of wealthy corporate cluelessness.

Warning: Time Warner-CBS Clash Points Up Big Trouble Ahead

Sandy Goodman | Posted 10.05.2013 | Media
Sandy Goodman

It's a dispute over dollars, a battle one consumer advocate called "a food fight between two haves at our expense."

Monopoly Gets Rid Of Jail?!

The Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 07.26.2013 | Business

UPDATE: 7:23 p.m. -- The Huffington Post was contacted Thursday night by Nicole Agnello, senior brand manager at Hasbro, who disputed the Wall Street ...

An Economy Working Only for a Few

Mike Lux | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

Detroit's bondholder-friendly, worker/retiree-unfriendly bankruptcy tells the story of an economy -- and a society -- where the priorities are completely screwed up. This is not how you build a healthy sustainable economy.

Book Review: The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Microeconomics, by Rod Hill and Tony Myatt

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 09.20.2013 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

In their entertaining and readable Anti-Textbook, Canadian economists Rod Hill and Tony Myatt first present the conventional models of introductory microeconomics textbooks and then skewer them, drawing on a wide range of resources.

You're Playing Monopoly All Wrong

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business

A typical Monopoly game is meant to last around 60 to 90 minutes. So why does it always take so freakin' long? Because we don’t actually read the...

Civilization Shift

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Large landowners and agribusinesses in the West have been corrupting the county, state, and federal governments. They siphon off billions of dollars of public subsidies while they cannibalize the family farmers and wreck the communities and ecology of rural America.

Is New Technology Destroying Jobs?

Mary Manning Cleveland | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business
Mary Manning Cleveland

Big corporations, especially big monopolistic corporations, tend to carry labor-saving technology too far. They automate too soon and too much. The reasons are pretty obvious once you think about it.

Digital Grab: Corporate Power Has Seized the Internet

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.28.2013 | Media
Norman Solomon

We have a profound, far-reaching fight on our hands, at a crossroads leading toward democracy or corporate monopoly. The future of humanity is at stake.