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The Future of Health Care and the Independent Vote

Oct 01, 2013
Much like the general public, players of Budget Hero are split in their support for the Affordable Care Act, though two years of data from the game suggests many independents are choosing not to repeal the landmark health law and would even support including a government-run option.

Is 3-D Printing a Game Changer?

May 03, 2013
In this episode of Dialogue at the Wilson Center, David Rejeski, director of the Wilson Center’s Science and Technology Innovation Program, speaks with host John Milewski about the potential of 3-D printing and digital fabrication.

George Whitesides Discusses Converging Technologies

Mar 22, 2013
Professor George Whitesides, of Harvard University, sits down with the Science and Tech. Innovation Program to discuss Converging Technologies

Budget Hero Weekly Report

Mar 13, 2013
Breaking Down the Numbers Behind Budget Hero: Election Edition

The Science Beat: Has Quality of Reporting Improved or Declined?

Feb 28, 2013
In a world increasingly driven by scientific and technological breakthroughs, are we getting the information we need to understand the rapid changes and choices we face? And as print space dedicated to science decreases, have online sources emerged to fill the void?

Political Perceptions: Budget Cutting, the Videogame

Oct 25, 2012
Wall Street Journal Economics reporter and Wilson Center alum David Wessel writes a post about the serious game Budget Hero for the WSJ’s Washington Wire blog, featuring comments from Dave Rejeski and links to the game and the weekly Data Reports.

Another Game for Congress to Play

Sep 20, 2012
"'Budget Hero' is not quite “Angry Birds” — yet it will leave you squawking mad about the ruinous consequences of politicians’ failure to reach a debt agreement," writes Dana Milbank about the latest edition of the game that allows players to play out budget scenarios using the budget policies of President Obama and Governor Romney as well as the impending “fiscal cliff.”

Budget Hero – Election Edition

Sep 18, 2012
The creators of “Budget Hero,” the popular serious game which helps people of all ages understand the federal budget and the trade-offs involved in the budgetary process, have launched an Election Edition to illuminate the budget impact of policies championed by President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney as well as those related to the impending “fiscal cliff.”

What People Are Saying about Budget Hero

Sep 17, 2012
More than 1.3 million people have played Budget Hero, the popular serious game designed to help people of all ages understand the Federal budget and the trade-offs involved in the budgetary process. Here is a sampling of quotes from some of those players.

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