Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Crazy Idea 10 - What if we had ten million out picking up litter every week?

I’ve mentioned this previously but it deserves a crazy idea of its own. We’ve grown government and councils to the point we can’t afford to pay for all the services they provide.

Do you want to pay more Income Tax?

Do you want your Council Tax to go up?

No, of course not! But why should we pay the council or government to do things we’re perfectly capable of doing ourselves.

For a single hour per person every week, we could transform our neighbourhoods and communities. If we picked up litter that we passed instead of complaining about it, our streets and parks would be kept clean.

Cost to you and I? Zero.

But litter picking is small scale, we could really ramp up these crazy ideas...

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Why should my crazy ideas have any relevance to the economy? I'm the author of The Great Scottish Land Grab, a novel that imagines a fairer future for Scotland where the poor are empowered to change their destiny. I'm director of my own limited company: Goal 31 Ltd and I've over seven years experience working for government and financial organisations. Also, just like you, I'm a taxpayer and for some crazy reason I think that entitles us to have an opinion and for that opinion to be acted on by the government.

As I wrote at the start, I am making my 100 crazy ideas freely available. It seems unjust to propose ideas to fix the economy and then prevent people from freely reading those ideas. 100 Crazy Ideas to Fix the Economy will be published once the craziness is complete.

I can be found on Twitter: @my100goals or on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/my100goals. There's a short bio here.

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