>From American Public Media (Producers of Marketplace), here’s the interactive game, “Budget Hero”.
This game has great production values, presents the information clearly, allows you to set priorities and gives good feedback on the results. My draconian plan to cut entitlement benefits for the wealthy while raising carbon taxes and gasoline taxes resulted in a smaller government that self-identified libertarians, republicans, democrats, the poor and the wealthy. I also managed to keep the budget from blowing up until 2057, and cut the debt from 40% of GDP to 17% of GDP.
Give the game a shot and provide your results in comments, I’d like to see how others stack up.
Hat tip to Freakonomics Blog.