Finally: Bailout, the flash game

I played for five minutes, triggered a recession by dropping $229 billion up front, then got depressed and quit when I let AIG fail and crashed half the economy. From what I can tell, it’s the economic version of “New York Defender”: There’s no way to win, and thus no strategy for playing. Whom you save and whom you don’t is almost entirely a matter of whim. Which makes it eerily realistic.

I did hang in there long enough to get my first $700 billion infusion from Congress. Presumably, the longer you play, the more money you get to play with until the game finally just melts down. Again, give the designers credit for verisimilitude. Click the image to start bailing.