Thursday, November 23, 2006

Applying Creative Thinking


We're creatives, right? So I was wondering, would it be possible to apply our creative thinking skills to other areas... like politics?

costofwar.com has a cool real-time ticker displaying the current total spent by the U.S. on the Iraq war. It currently stands at $344 billion.

Now... what if instead of dropping bombs on Iraq, we just dropped cash?

Think of the positives. Iraqis would be rich. They would feel much better disposed towards us. And much less interested in fighting each other. We'd probably get a lot of the money back too, because they'd spend it on western consumer goods. And it would be good news for the region, because rich countries don't tend to start wars. (With the exception of the U.S., of course).

4 comments:

Tom said...

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Make the logo bigger said...

The US actually did that initially. Paul Bremmer went over with palettes of cash to hand out in an attempt to win over the local populace. Most of it was misappropriated or unaccounted for.

Anonymous said...

...and in a way, part of the problem in Iraq is the huge amount of oil money they sit on. Oil smuggling alone accounts for millions of dollars a month - most of which goes to finance all the militias currently running the country.

karim said...

Good post on Creative thinking.

Thanks,
karim - Positive thinking