Mario Kart has important lessons for social and economic programs to reduce world poverty and improve sustainability (image) Boston University Share Print E-Mail Caption Mario Kart gives players falling behind in the race the best power-ups, designed to bump them towards the front of the pack and keep them in the race. Meanwhile, faster players in the front don't get these same boosts. Credit Photo courtesy of The Brink staff Usage Restrictions Please request permission from Boston University. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.