Has its own SFW for all discussions of OPTIMAES and alt.money.
Is Optimaes the same as ? http://webseitz.fluxent.com/wiki/z2003-05-02-NationBuildingSim ?
Not really. It's more a tool to look at the types of behaviours of economic systems. I don't think it's there to make forecasts or tell us the one right thing to do. (I'm a big believer in ScenarioPlanning rather than forecasting.)