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'Settlers Of Catan' Is The 'Monopoly' Of Our Time

Washington Post | Blake Eskin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Then again, though its vocabulary is depressingly current, the game is in other ways completely inappropriate today. Instead, the great board game of ...

PHOTOS: STREET ART: Mr. Monopoly Gets Political

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Mr Monopoly finds himself in a unique position. Unlike other evil mascots, like the Hamburglar or Count Chocula, we're supposed to actually hate the ...

WATCH: Monopoly Board As Guide To Atlantic City

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Our friend Robert Reid, the U.S. editor at Lonely Planet, regularly hosts "76-second travel shows" on the Lonely Planet blog. His shows are always...

Ninety Years On - Will the Feds Finally Break Up the Meat Monopoly?

Regina Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Regina Weiss

In 1919 the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reported to President Woodrow Wilson on a months-long investigation that produced seven volumes of evide...

Seeds of Life: Seed Industry Structure (VIDEO)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Understanding the organizational structure of the seed industry may seem a pursuit into the arcane, and wonkish world of academics, and private seed breeders. This is certainly not the case.

When Capitalism Fails -- The Ugly World of Monopolies

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

Monopolies have virtually no competition and can dictate prices to their customers unless they are restricted by regulators. One company that many would call a monopoly is Facebook.

Amazon Tries For Online Bookselling Monopoly In Europe

MobyLives | Dennis Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Independent Online Booksellers Association has issued a public letter to the EU and fair trade offices in Germany, the UK, France and elsewhere co...

Google Books May Change Copyright Law And Privacy

San Jose Mercury News | Mike Swift | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SAN JOSE -- Sometime in the near future, a federal judge will decide whether Google can proceed with its plan to create a digital library and bookstor...

Book Alert! Monopolies on the Loose!

William Petrocelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William Petrocelli

Barry Lynn's description of monopolization, in The New Monopoly of Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction, in the wider economy is like a game of three-dimensional chess with shifting power centers and hidden strategies. But the overall direction of the game is clear.

New Monopoly Board: Credit Cards Replace Money, Boards Get Circular In 'Revolutions'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Monopoly, which turns 75 this year, is celebrating with a modern redesign. The game's anniversary edition, which features a circular board, elimina...

Save the Whales! Abolish Patents! The Case of Green Technology

David K. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David K. Levine

"Green" patents seem to be a no-brainer. Want to encourage technology? Give people monopolies for inventing things.

Obama Wins Family Monopoly Game: Sparks Right Wing Outrage

Ian Gurvitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ian Gurvitz

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs announced this morning that the President and his family played a game of monopoly in the White House kitchen this past Sunday, which the President won. Reaction from the right was instantaneous and vitriolic.

Norwegian Wins Monopoly Championship

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 19-year-old Norwegian is $20,580 (£12,200) richer - in real money - after sweeping the board at the World Monopoly Championships in Las Vegas....

The Gift America Needs Most: Manufacturing

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The gift this country needs most this holiday season is an economy built on a solid foundation, one that will provide middle class, family-supporting jobs now and into the future.

Products Launched During A Recession Have Great Stamina

Mainstreet | Seth Fiegerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

More than half of the companies on this year's Fortune 500 list were founded during a recession or bear market. The next breakthrough business could b...

Ralph Anspach: Monopoly Game's Creator Spent Decades Fighting Corporate Owner

Wall Street Journal | MARY PILON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Ralph Anspach, an 83-year-old economics professor, spent decades locked in a real-life battle with Monopoly and its corporate owners. The campaign den...

Friday Talking Points [99] -- Misdirection

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The real head-scratcher for serious media-watchers right now is what the "war" between the White House and Fox News was meant to distract us from this week. The "war" itself is laughable, for a number of reasons.

The Most Ominous Monopoly

Michael Carmichael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Carmichael

America's love story with capitalism is crystallized in the merger of two computerized voting machine giants like nothing that has ever been seen before in American history.

Monopoly's Hidden Maps Help World War II Prisoner's Of War Escape

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

During World War II, as the number of British airmen held hostage behind enemy lines escalated, the country's secret service enlisted an unlikely part...

Save the Whales! Abolish Patents!

David K. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David K. Levine

The case for drastically reducing and eventually abolishing medical patents is clear: they raise the social cost of drugs, and medicine, while providing little or even a negative incentive for medical innovation.

Monopoly With Liberty and Social Justice For All?

D. Brad Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
D. Brad Wright

Is the path from opportunity to outcomes guided by a set of rules that can be considered fair?

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

5'5" French President Nicolas Sarkozy bussed in 20 short people to stand behind him for a speech so he would look taller. In a related story, the Knicks have inquired about their availability.

Busting the Health Care Trusts, One Way or Another

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Herrington

Politically, economically and socially, it is not worth passing a bill that does not reduce health care costs, except to temporarily mitigate the ER as primary care status quo for 50 million people.

Goog The Underdog?

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Google has jumped the shark. Google is going to invade your backyard and drain your above-ground pool. Goog this. Goog that. Boo!

Why is the Antitrust Division Investigating the Google Book Search Settlement?

Pamela Samuelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Pamela Samuelson

Antitrust analysis generally starts with a definition of the affected market. The market for digital books is currently rather small, but it is growing.