I doubt many people other than political junkies will find this interesting, but American Public Media’s show Marketplace (if you listen to NPR, you’ll know it) has just launched Budget Hero, a game where you can set the budget priorities and see how it stacks up against reality. What’s nice about this is it lists the pros and cons of each action, and the reasoning seems to me to be extremely balanced.
And yes, I played and I’m actually surprised to find that I can be a small government guy while providing health care for all. Who knew?
What kind of budget hero will you be?