As the week wears on, participants in the experiment discover it's impossible to stretch their income to cover expenses.
News of the day for December 27, 1979 - Jimmy Carter getting personally involved with Iran sanctions, just two votes shy in UN. Clergymen who visited hostages say they're okay. Soviet News agency Tass reports coup in Kabul, Afghanistan. U.S. has right to check Iranian student visas and deport. and Living standards expected to go down in the 1980's.