Building a Ponzi Scheme Is Fun and Educational

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Manhattan-based company Cellufun has created a cell-phone game that mimics the Ponzi scheme run by Bernie Madoff: To keep it going, players must attract virtual investments from online friends: "When your fund goes broke, you go, 'Holy crap, I didn't invite enough people,'" creator Neil Edwards tells CNN. He adds that although he invented it for fun, it's turned out to be educational as well: "Dad," his 9-year-old daughter told him recently after playing, "I've learned that this can't go on forever." [CNN]