When I was a kid, we played this game all summer long. If we weren’t building a “clubhouse” or jumping rope or playing hide n’ seek, we were playing Monopoly.
Monopoly was a bad word once upon a time. Teddy Roosevelt fought the monopolies. He lost, by the way. He never beat Standard Oil and they are still the biggest oil company in this country … and possibly, worldwide.
These days, the bigger your monopoly, the better. No more fight from your government. If you are rich? We’ll make you even wealthier. That is because only the rich (pardon the pun) count. The rest of us? We are the dirt under corporate heels.