My second go around at Democratic Socialism Simulator, I decided to shoot for the stars. No plan would go unpassed, no benefit not given to the worker. I bankrupted the country and was asked to resign, eventually lead out of the building by a military coup. It wasn't like that every time, though. Twice, I was able to enact the policies I wanted, sacrificing and delaying very little, creating the groundwork for a socialist utopia. Once I even lowered carbon emissions to almost zero. The politics of Democratic Socialism Simulator are a constant tug of war between the power of the people and the power of money.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wxep8m/democratic-socialism-simulator-is-weirdly-depressing