Saturday, January 31, 2009

Treasury Hero

The details are tedious and inscrutable. There’s often no obvious link between cause and effect. It will drag on probably twice as long as you want it to.

These are just a few of the ways The Bailout Game mirrors our dreary market slowdown.

In the game, you impersonate the Secretary of the Treasury, driving a dump truck down Wall Street and shoveling bailout cash to deserving banks. Only some banks don’t deserve a bailout, apparently, and you must determine which is which. The clever video scenes spice up The Bailout Game, which is a kind of Guitar Hero for armchair central bankers.

It’s a good way to kill time before the recession ends. So start playing and go save some banks.


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