Driven to make the world better for his baby girl, John Ennis pieces together the cycle of pay-to-play politics that rules America. When insiders control the game, how can an outsider have ...
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Driven to make the world better for his baby girl, John Ennis pieces together the cycle of pay-to-play politics that rules America. When insiders control the game, how can an outsider have a voice? Through first-time candidates in Ohio, following the money in our elections, and uncovering the secret history of Monopoly, Ennis finds solutions along his surprising journey.Written by
After watching Pay 2 Play, one of my greatest take-aways comes from the metaphor director John Ennis used to explain our corrupt political system - Monopoly. Although Monopoly was supposedly designed and sold to Parker Brothers by one man (who became incredibly wealthy for his efforts), the real story of the game is much different. It was popular for a long time among Quakers as a teaching game, designed to impart lessons about the dangers of real estate bubbles and - you guessed it - monopolies. The Landlord's Game, as it was originally called, was much like games of cards, chess, and checkers - publicly owned, not for private profit. Our favorite childhood game is, in fact, another corporate deception - a perfect method for explaining the rampant corruption in our nation's capitol.
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