Tesla, Edison, Microsoft, Wal-Mart and the War for Tomorrow. Directed by Jean-Michele Gregory.
Mike Daisey explores the warped genius of inventor Nikola Tesla and his war with Thomas Edison over electricity, the secret history of the board game Monopoly, electrocuted elephants, Microsoft’s antitrust lawsuit, and the story of Daisey’s hometown and its one remaining retailer: Wal-Mart. As subversive as it is hilarious, MONOPOLY! weaves a breathtaking number of threads into one illuminating monologue that explores the choices and struggles individuals face when living in a system that recognizes only profit and loss.