This is one person’s suggestion for fixing the economy. It appeared in a Florida newspaper that had asked readers to send along their best economic ideas:

Patriotic retirement: There are about 40 million people over 50 in the work force . . . . Pay them $1 million apiece severance for early retirement with the following stipulations:

They leave their jobs. Forty million job openings — unemployment fixed.
They buy new American cars. Forty million cars ordered — auto industry fixed.
They either buy a house or pay off their mortgage — housing crisis fixed.

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