An app to demonstrate econ policies' efficacy? (helping to show extern)
July 19, 2012 6:35 AM Subscribe
Conservatives in the U.S. seem to inherently assesses economic policies based on the personal ethics (as in, self-reliance) involved, not on overall benefit or harm to the society. Is there a (simple, credible) online app that lets you easily try different policies (including "each must pay his own way" personal-ethics ones) & compare the outcomes?
posted by ahaynes to computers & internet (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
It would need to have characteristics that make it credible, and not be vulnerable to "the author wrote that into the game"-type dismissal.
(Flipping it on its head, this is really a question about how to demonstrate externalities and the need for pricing them in.)