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Could you live on $8 or $9 dollars an hour? A computer game made by the Urban Ministries of Durham in North Carolina and an advertising firm called McKinney lets you play out life with a low-wage job as a single mom. The objective is to make it a month, juggling getting a job, rent, a place to live, food and coping with the costs of repairs, things for your child, insurance, etc.. Actually a very hard game to play and full of reminders of the difficulties of life on that kind of salary.

Play the game.

[Edit: Guys, guys… unbeknownst to me, Ilya Gerner was all over this a long time ago. I’m so lucky he likes me…]

WHOA. 

This has been posted on here before but it bears reposting. I highly recommend a playthrough.

-Joe

I live this. I know exactly what it’s like to decide between a growling stomach or emergency car repair. So I didn’t really learn anything I hadn’t known firsthand… but if you know someone who insists that endemic laziness is what causes hard-working people to suffer in a crisis like this, show this to them. Have them play it. There needs to be a deeper empathy among those suffering together. Denial only feeds the yawning divide between the have and have-nots.

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