The capitalism-loving board game began life as a way to teach the radical philosophy of Henry George, a 19th-century writer who argued that "private property is robbery". It was originally called The Landlord's Game, with cards that said not "Go!" but “Labor Upon Mother Earth Produces Wages” alongside quotes from Thomas Jefferson and John Ruskin.
As the United Labor's candidate for mayor of New York, George offered government-run social services, public-owned utilities, free transportation - supported by slogans like "Honest Labor Against Thieving Landlords" and "Hi! Ho! The leeches must go!" He lost.