Possible way to help the economy?

So, I was thinking for a few days, and have came up with a few questions, and some possible answers(solutions?) 1) Companies and buisnesses are loosing employees because they can't pay them, or employees are quiting because they aren't payed enough, and therefor, companies are loosing more money, correct? Well, what if people volunteer to work at buissnesses(for this example, we'll use a restaurant) to help out. Obviously, they wold have to be qualified, and still be "hired" In doing so, companies would more help, better work efficiency and hopefully, more buissness(more money) When they get more income, they can pay their volunteers and both the buissness, and the (now paid) vounteers make more income. 2)How are we loosing money? I never really understood how we're loosing money as a nation, and why the government can't make more. Who's to say that we can't print more money, and give it to people, and companies, and even other countries? 3) People can't buy products because of the price. Companies are raising prices, which means more people can't buy products. If companies and buisnesses were to lower prices, people would be able to buy the products, thus companies would make money. Maybe at a slower rate, but eventually companies would have more money to pay employees, and more money to hire and pay more employees. Employment rates would possibly go up, and so would the economy. What are your guys thoughts?

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2. Printing money devalues the currency. 1. My yard needs mowing, I want you to come over and do it, maybe I'll pay you down the road some day. 3 This i don't even understand? Vaccines aren't free, you either pay for them directly or through a tax burden. 4. See 1. and toss in the credit markets drying up.
Rock Soldier (author)  Tool Using Animal8 years ago
3 This i don't even understand? Vaccines aren't free, you either pay for them directly or through a tax burden
I didn't know that.

My yard needs mowing, I want you to come over and do it, maybe I'll pay you down the road some day.
Last time I checked, your lawn isn't a company or buisness.

Printing money devalues the currency.
It all makes sense now...Oh wait. No, nevermind.

See 1. and toss in the credit markets drying up.
(if you mean what I think you mean) I don't mean print off billions of hundreds per person/company to use how ever they please.
1. People can't volunteer because they need to spend their available time working- they are unlikely to sign a contract and become effectively unpaid employees just on the chance of getting a job later- they are better off looking for paid work or taking benefits.<br /><br />2. Printing money doesn't create <em>wealth</em>, it just means the same amount of money is a greater number of dollars, ie. inflation. Inflation due to printing money is a Bad Thing. If I suddenly say "everyone has a billion dollars", it doesn't make everyone billionaires, it just means money is worthless because everyone has so much. <br /><br />One notable example of a country printing money in response to an economic crisis is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zimbabwe">Zimbabwe</a>. Once there were million-dollar notes in circulation, the Zimbabwe dollar lost all worth and the only currency you could actually buy things with were stable international ones (US dollar, Euro etc.). By now the Zimbabwe dollar is so meaningless that the country's official currency is now, surprise surprise, the US dollar.<br /><br />3. Every product has a best price for the seller- higher, and they lose too many sales so get less profit; lower, and they don't make enough profit on each one so don't get enough profit.<br /><br />Prices do come down in a recession, but artificially lowering them further doesn't help businesses make profit. The only way they can be lowered is if the government subsidises by paying part of the price so the seller can reduce how much the buyer pays, which is basically an indirect government handout meaning the money has to come from the government.<br />
which is basically an indirect government handout meaning the money has to come from the government.

Which in all actuality comes from the tax payers so your paying for it in more than one way and a lot less efficiently to boot.  Get the Government out of our lives as much as possible and let the markets fix themselves.
That last point. I'm going to try to reconstruct what you think you were typing...

I don't mean print off billions. Just hundreds per person/company...

Are you able to do arithmetic? The population of the United States is approximately 340 million. If you multiply that by 100, you get 34 billion. So, in fact, you did mean print off billions. That devalues the currency and leads to substantial inflation. Look up "hyperinflation" on Wikipedia to learn more; a little research is never a bad thing... Oh, wait. Nevermind.
Rock Soldier (author)  kelseymh8 years ago
Except, I didn't say print off hundreds per person/company. Ever.
I said,
"I don't mean print off billions of hundreds per person/company to use how ever they please."
Why am I getting Deja-vu? L
Deja vu, again?
Deja-vu again. L
1) Moral is a powerful thing. People DONT work for free. Even people who volunteer at organizations, everyone gets "something" out of it, even if its a feel good feeling. If your boss is a jerk or you cant feed your starving babies then your not going to stay at a company. And when you dont get paid for something you get bummed out and quality of work suffers. . 2)The government is always going to be in debt, it owes people in the form of savings bonds, owes money to other countries and other stuff. Printing more money is like writing bad checks, it makes your other checks worthless if you don't have the funds to back it up. . 3) Raw ingredients cost money, this makes products more expensive. Candy will be expensive this year because the price of sugar to make it. Candy companies cant lower the price lower than the price to make it, no matter how many stoners or little kids buy it.
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