While Monopoly may be the world’s best-known board game, the story behind its creation has long been shrouded in mystery—until now. A man named Charles Darrow is usually the one credited as the game’s inventor, but as it turns out, a typist named Lizzie Magie originally came up with Monopoly as a way to teach the public about income inequality and its disastrous nature. The game’s educational origins soon faded away once Darrow stole the concept, and the rest is history. Read more at Smithsonian Magazine.
How Income Inequality Led to the Creation of Monopoly