Fun with numbers
I try to avoid politics on this blog but since the bailout is pretty much universally hated, I'm going to post The Bailout Game. It's based on the real bailout and the object is to pass out the funds, or not, without causing a depression. The background music is awful but you can turn the sound down and the game was fun. Good graphics and informative if you watch the clips after you make your choices.
I successfully saved the economy without spending the whole $700 billion. My score was in the 4000s and I found it very satisfying to explode Lehman Bros. and AIG. I saved some of the smaller banks though. Try it out and post your score if you dare.