Budget Hero

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank covered a new video game, Budget Hero, which I thought for a moment was EA’s lastest offering (a sequel to Guitar Hero?). It’s from the biz show Marketplace, which takes their irreverent tone to the task of helping people engage with what to do on the budget, as opposed to bloviating about it without being willing to get the least bit specific or face uncomfortable tradeoffs.

A few years back, the group “Public Agenda” out out a book called “Where Does The Money Go” with much the same idea in mind…present the real budget situations clearly and “start a conversation” about the answers. I read it and also gave copies to people. So it’s sad to report that the new edition has “UPDATED WITH EVEN MORE DEBT!” in big type.

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