I wondered if there would be interest in creating questions like the following to produce a free game which would be posted on the net for download. It would be formatted to be printable in business card format. There would need to be thousands of questions.
The goal would be to provide a collection of information that will lead the public to understand they are being shafted and by whom in Trivial Pursuit style but without the board.
If we can get it going maybe we could grow it into a major babble project and even earn the support of rabble.
In 2015 Air pollution due to emissions caused 7,700 deaths. How many deaths were caused by car accidents?
1,860 deaths were caused by car accidents in 2015. 7,700 were caused by air pollution.
Corporate tax rates are currently at ……. In 1960 they were….
The federal government currently pays X percentage of medicare. In 1985 they paid….
Percentage of the workforce unionized then and now with some other associated stat.
There could be questions highlighting successes around the world illustrating that economical solutions do exist. Questions about the wealthiest people in the world and what they do with their money. Questions about tax havens. The list of topics is endless.
Promoting it would be cheap and simple. Just print out cards and distribute samples in educational institute cafeterias and libraries and at progressive events and demonstrations. Then hope it goes viral and people start printing the cards themselves. "Leak" the story to the press. Release 500 questions a week for six weeks or more. I'm sure we could come up with more ideas.
There have been times I have sat with friends or family answering Trivial Pursuit questions without bothering with the board. If we do a good job with the questions people could find it really interesting and flip through them out of curiosity.
This game would be a way of communicating the basic facts that when combined by people themselves lead them to the conclusion that government is failing us and economical common-sense solutions do exist.
Maybe it is a waste of time and wouldn't work or take-off but I pass a lot of time here anyway. We are always coming across series of facts that would make good quiz questions. Some of you are experts in various subject areas. You probably already have a few good quiz questions that would give people basic information they need to know. Stats
It can be just brainstorming at this point. See what we come up with. Maybe it would be harder than I think to come up with enough questions.
Is anyone interested?