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Monopoly, Present at the Creation

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Monopoly, Present at the Creation

Monopoly, Present at the Creation

Monopoly, Present at the Creation

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It's the most-played board game in the world. Though it's considered the ultimate contest of money and power, it started out as a cautionary exercise to make Americans aware of the excesses of capitalism. On Morning Edition, NPR's Juan Williams reports on Monopoly's humble roots, as part of the Present at the Creation series. (8:38)

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