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Total spending in 1913 was:
$3,214 million.

You work for the Brookings Institution, or maybe the American Enterprise Institute, and you are the best.
You know the rules.
  • The more money, the more votes.
  • The more votes, the more power.
To start, click the checkbox for your favorite government program below.

For year 1913, spending in millions.




General GovernmentDefenseOther SpendingInterest
ProtectionTransportationHealth CareEducation
PensionsWelfare Play Again




Here’s how to play POLICY ANALYST:

  1. Click checkbox to select your favorite program
  2. Brookings always moves first
  3. The player with the most spending programs wins!
    Or does s/he?

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