PlaySpent, a persuasive game of poverty in the U.S.

Via Sociological Images, a neat interactive game of living under the poverty line in America sends quite a powerful message of how bad an economic system that disadvantages people who have fallen through the cracks. PlaySpent is a no-win scenario game, no matter what I do, the outcomes are very grim and this only after surviving just one month! Imagine surviving through a whole year. Although I do find some of the random events marring the realism in my play, some of them involves helping your own child, paying off your college loan, and many events that have large impact that might not apply to everyone. Nevertheless, role-taking as a person of a demographic (i.e. recently graduated from college single mom) that would suffer the most is very chilling and I wonder how many fit that categorization at this moment?

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