I’ve worked out a solution, at least given the parameters in the article. I know that some of you will attack this exercise, saying the basic premise is flawed, but I feel that’s just a diversion. Roll up your sleeves and get to work.
I’d be interested in seeing what other 538ers come up with as a proposed solution. Maybe someone will volunteer to compile our suggestions in some way and see what areas of agreement (and disagreement) we have.
- Check Boxes, Solve Deficit (observer.com)
- New York Times Lets You Solve The Deficit (huffingtonpost.com)
- New York Times Budget Puzzle (downes.ca)