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The Fiscal Ship

2016’s The Fiscal Ship is a new non-partisan game that puts you in control of the federal budget. Your mission: To choose the tax and spending options that reduce debt over the next 25 years, putting the country on a sustainable course.

Budget decisions aren’t only about fiscal sustainability — they also shape the kind of country we live in. To win the game, you must find a combination of policies that address the debt while meeting your chosen ideological values.

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The Fiscal Ship
  • Audience: Everyone 14+
  • Platform: Web
  • Partner: Serious Games Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson Center