I wonder if this idea would work?
Like policies, the game could also have government information campaigns. These would be like TV and billboard campaigns on public interest topics. Some could be a way to promote healthy lifestyles, to pay taxes (a sort of poor mans fraud dept), to encourage recycling etc…
They would work just like normal polciies but have a quicker response time in terms of being immediately switched on and off (because its quite easy to turn an ad campaign budget up, or cancel it).
I’m guessing liberals would tend to disklike such things, because it it government interfering in peoples lives. Possible ideas:
Healthy eating campaign (increases lifespan, reduces healthcare costs)
Tax reminder campaign (reduces tax evasion)
Car share promotion (reduces car use)
Recycling campaign (increases recycling, maybe gradually raises size of environmentalist group?)
Anti-racism campaign (reduces racial tensions)
Any other suggestions?