In the midst of a crumbling global economy, what better person to look to than windswept and gregarious financial expert Russell Crowe, who last night gave his solution to the financial crisis. Crowe thinks the best solution would be to give everyone in the $ 1 million each – in the hope that this money then gets reinvested back into the economy via increased consumer spending.
Russell argued that the amount this would cost – $300 million, according to his calculations – was way under the $700 billion bailout package currently advocated. What Russell failed to realize however, is that if you hand out $1 million to every US citizen – 300 million people – it will cost you $300 trillion – way off the relatively modest $700 billion proposed by US congress. Russell needs to buy a calculator!