The origin of the the game was to show common folk what JP Morgan & the Monopoly Boyz had done with our United States monetary system.
Remember, gold & silver were in contracts. Most banks were local.
Then 1913. The Fed. JP Morgan is represented as the mustached imp on the chance & community chest cards. The police office & jailer depict two more characters. Each square on the board is related to a place of business related to monopoly of the day. Search: "Money Trust"
Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul ☑
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