Ein Witz aus England – der Vorschlag eines anonymen britischen Bürgers zur Krisenbewältigung:
Dear Gordon Brown,
Rather than throwing good money after bad, by bailing out irresponsible banks, I have a solution to fix the economy of Britain in a trice...
It''s a scheme called «Patriotic Retirement». Currently there are just under 8-million workers in the UK aged 50+. Pay each the sum of £1million subject to three conditions being met:
1) They leave their jobs. 8-million vacancies fixes the rise in unemployment.
2) They all buy new British made cars, 8-million cars ordered fixes the motor industry.
3) They all either buy a house or pay off their mortgage, 8-million house purchases fixes the housing market.
Done! Economy fixed!