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The Bailout Game



January 15, 2009 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: GS , JPM , C


This whole bailout mess has become so absurd that it would be funny, if I and my children weren't the ones who were going to have to pay for it. 

I just came across this hilarious web-based game based on the government's recent bailouts.  I haven't had much time to play it yet, but I thought that my CAPS friends might enjoy it:

"Congratulations! You have been assigned the task of saving the US - and by extension the global - economy.  Make your way along the game board without getting caught by the recession...or worse...

Ride along with your drivers, Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke, as they drive a dump truck full of cash down Wall Street and bail out the banks in need of help, but be careful; some banks only want to spend taxpayer dollars!

"Chance" takes the form of Current Events, Federal Reserve, and Treasury cards.  Game play will change based on the decisions you make.

If you get stuck and need advice, just click "Ask a Greenspan" and Alan Greenspan, with his mad finance skills, will help to guide you.

The country and the world are depending on you.  Good Luck!  You're going to need it!"

The Bailout Game


4 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On January 15, 2009 at 4:18 PM, DarkToast (32.14) wrote:

Fun and funny game!

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#2) On January 15, 2009 at 4:45 PM, Mary953 (84.90) wrote:

A very strange game, not unlike the economy

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#3) On January 15, 2009 at 7:00 PM, bdash (26.28) wrote:

lol. not realistic but fun. love the news bullitens on the bottom of the screen. thx for the post deej

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#4) On January 16, 2009 at 5:44 AM, MCShalom (< 20) wrote:

Chairman Ben  S. Bernanke, We Are on Our Way to Abolish Credit.

All of Our Economic Problems Find They Root in the Existence of Credit.

Out of the $5,000,000,000,000 given out to the banks, that is $1,000 for every inhabitant of this planet, what is it exactly that WE got?

A Credit Free, Free Market Economy Is Possible.

Both Dynamic on the Short Run & Stable on the Long Run.

I Propose, Hence, to Lead for You an Exit Out of Credit:

Let me outline for you my proposed strategy:

Preserve Your Belongings.

The Property Title: Opt Out of Credit.

The Credit Free Money: The Dinar-Shekel AKA The DaSh, Symbol: - .

Asset Transfer: The Right Grant Operation.

A Specific Application of Employment Interest and Money.
[A Tract Intended For my Fellows Economists].

If Risk Free Interest Rates Are at 0.00% Doesn't That Mean That Credit is Worthless?

Since credit based currencies are managed by setting interest rates, on which all control has been lost, are they managed anymore?

We Need, Hence, Cancel All Interest Bearing Debt and Abolish Interest Bearing Credit.

In This Age of Turbulence The People Wants an Exit Out of Credit: An Adventure in a New World Economic Order.

The other option would be to wait till most of the productive assets of the economy get physically destroyed either by war or by rust.

It will be either awfully deadly or dramatically long.

A price none of us can afford to pay:

“The current crisis can be overcome only by developing a sense of common purpose. The alternative to a new international order is chaos.”

- Henry A. Kissinger

Let me provide you with a link to my press release for my open letter to you:
Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, Quantitative [Ooops! I Meant Credit] Easing Can't Work!

I am, Mr Chairman, Yours Sincerely,

Shalom P. Hamou AKA 'MC Shalom'
Chief Economist - Master Conductor
1 7 7 6 - Annuit Cœptis
Tel: +972 54 441-7640

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