Friday, December 12, 2008

Women can refinance the country (on their own)

Actually I don't know if that is entirely accurate but they could certainly help. Apparently, according to this report women only wear 30% of their clothes. Women also it seems spend £1000 a year on average (really?) on new clothes.

So here's my reasoning.
  1. There are 60 million people in the UK
  2. Roughly 50% are women
  3. That's £30,000,000,000 (30 million x £1000 = £30billion)
  4. If the ladies of the UK bought 70% less clothes and saved themselves £700 a year that's a saving of £21,000,000,000 = £21billion
  5. Save that and banks are recapitalised (sort of)
  6. Easy.
Now, I wonder what would happen if they stopped eating chocolate?

PS: Please have a sense of humour


DaveW on 12 December 2008 at 21:52 said...

Actually the savings could be much greater.

Suppose 2/3 of those women are in a relationship with a man. Now suppose 2/3 of those men dare make your suggestion to their partner.

What you would then see is a sudden reduction in the male population of about 14 million. That reduction should save the economy far more than £21 billion and what is more the reduction in hot air emissions will save the environment as well.

Phil on 12 December 2008 at 22:14 said...

Good idea, we should draw up some more policies along these lines and present them to the Treasury.

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