The funniest serious economics book ever. 12 creative and original economic proposal ideas explained so clearly that even the densest presidential hopeful can understand them. You'll find these proposals persuasive too, not just because they are brilliant, but because the author has such a facility with language that he was once able to convince a resort to sell him a timeshare. Plus, there are prizes of $500 to $1 million for the best reader-submitted idea. No qualifications necessary to "play," other than common sense. Don't be intimidated just because you don't have a Ph.D, MA, BS, BA, high-school equivalency diploma or up-to-date inspection sticker. Economics professors don't have a monopoly on good economics ideas just because they have fancy degrees, tenure, and tweed jackets with elbow patches. After all, Elvis didn't have a Ph.D in musicology, Paul McCartney can't read music, and Bob Dylan can't sing. And don't get us started on Britney Spears.