Using Games to Make Everything Better

In this season of high political drama, there is much wailing and gnashing of teeth going on over the U.S. budget and economy. I know many of us have thought if we had a crack at it, by gum, we could balance that there budget. C'mon, guys, tell me it isn't just me. Hubris? Maybe, maybe not. But now is your chance to try!

Welcome to Budget Hero, a game from American Public Media that lets you try your hand at balancing the budget, slashing the national debt, and saving our sorry buttocks from a looming financial armageddon. Check it out and see if you have what it takes. My takeaway from it: Some pretty comprehensive tax reform looks necessary to do... well... much of anything differently. Fascinating stuff.

(Link found via Consumerist, and thanks to them for covering it.)