Think You Can Balance The Budget? Here’s Your Chance

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The game lets players choose where to send tax dollars, and emphasizes the human effects of those decisions.(Photo: Flickr)
The game lets players choose where to send tax dollars, and emphasizes the human effects of those decisions.(Photo: Flickr)

Chances are you’ve heard someone complain about government spending, and maybe you’ve always thought you could balance the federal budget.

Well now’s your chance: On Thursday, Ohio University is hosting an event for “Budget Hero,” a new game that lets people try their hand at balancing the budget. WOSU’s Steve Brown spoke with one of the game’s developers, Diane Tucker from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. Click the play button above to hear their conversation.

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