From Boardwalk to Baltic Avenue, the real owners have the game all wrapped up. You're just going through the motions. Sorry folks. Thanks for playing.
It's not monopolies you have to worry about. That's just a small part of the game, and the big guys have already figured out how to play that in their favor with backdoor deals, fake regulatory agencies they control with armies of lobbyists. Oh no. The name of the game is OLIGARCHY.
What the hell is an oligarchy you ask? It's what the dictionary calls a small group of people that control a country. And this group of rich elites don't much like to share power. In fact, over the years they've gotten pretty good at refining the rules, making the whole game a theater of sorts. An illusionist show with smoke and mirrors, and the public picking cards out of the deck ever few years just to give the impression that there's some interaction going on. You know, you need a little audience participation.
But don't be a dummy. This system isn't broken. It's a fixed game.