Game of psychopaths

And now we’re finding that just playing games that are based on psychopathic behavior like trying to wipe out your competitors and take all their assets triggers similar reactions in people to societal inequality itself. And some games are worse than others at this.And the game that’s the worst is Monopoly.Back in 1903 Lizzy Magie, a British feminist and socialist, patented the board game that we know today as Monopoly. She invented the game as a warning about the dangers of unrestrained, unregulated capitalism, although over the past hundred years that has been almost completely forgotten. As Chris Melore reports, “Monopoly stands out as the most debated—and most forbidden—board game of all time. In a recent survey of 2,000 U.S. residents, 20 percent say that their game nights with friends or family members are often or always disrupted by competitive or unfriendly behavior.”Perhaps the “good” news is that “only 11% of respondents said they witnessed a physical fight break out,” but Monopoly—a game that is based on the prime psychopathic value of taking everything for yourself and thus increasing inequality—seems to trigger the worst in us.

Source: Opinion | Psychopath-Driven Inequality Is Making Our Society Sick | Thom Hartmann

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