We’ve heard some wild ideas for fixing the U.S. economy. They’ve ranged from minting trillion dollar coins to issuing shares of the U.S. economy.We reached out to our favourite economists and asked them for the craziest, most bizarre “freakonomic” ideas they could think of.
Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, offered a pretty hilarious answer.
“Host a nationwide online “X-Factor” on credible deficit reduction to be judged by the President’s Commission,” he answered.
Of course, this is not meant to be taken seriously.
Perhaps an economics version is something worth considering.