That makes a degree of sense, but unless the RL interval between short updates is only a day or two, I'm worried that players who aren't in crisis will lose their sense of involvement in the NES, as happened with DisNES3. Okay, that's what I wanted to know. You do that. I support this. You misunderstand my question. To make the budget add up to 100%, the money to pay for bureaucracy must fit into one of Military Maintenance, Infrastructure Maintenance, Social Maintenance, R&D (later on), Savings, Paying off the Debt, Enacting Policies. So which area is it in, or should it be represented separately in the budget line of the stats? Also, you say that bureaucratic effectiveness is a numeric, but there's no number attached to it in the sample stats. So should there be a number and the sample is wrong, or is there no number and the rules are wrong?