I'm reading a lot of stories in the news about how we're all spending beyond our means, and carrying more personal debt (credit cards, loans, mortgages, etc) than ever before, and passing these bad habits on to the next generation.
I'm a simple girl with poor to middling mathematical skills, but I have an economic proposal for the Canadian government - yes finally, a way to help its hard-working citizens invest in their future by changing the way we think about saving money. If there was as much pleasure derived from saving money as there was in spending it, the world might be a better place.
Of course, I cannot divulge my full proposal on this blog for reasons of national security, but here's the selling point:
Katrockenonomic Proposal 12 -- print money that men will be reluctant to spend:
Still to come: how to entice straight women and gay men to save their money - male beefcake photos have failed all market testing to date. It seems there is no naturally occuring force on Earth that will stop them from buying "those cute shoes that were on sale". Rocketradio is open to your suggestions.