Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Doomed Ticker Party


Seeing these happy, upscale New Yorkers playing "Ticker: The Wall Street Game" in the middle of 1929 rings my irony warning-bells, and also makes me a little bit sad.

1 comment:

jj said...

Well, Did you know that Monopoly, the quintessential capitalistic game stolen by Charles Darrow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Darrow during the great depression (I don't blame him) from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Landlord%27s_Game was intended to demonstrate how rents enrich property owners and impoverish tenants?

And there are fuckwits like
Rich Dad Poor Dad Robert T. Kiyosaki with his walking set of neuroses who actually became rich by completly missing the point?

tp://johntreed.com/Kiyosaki.html