My name is Theodore Vasilopoulos. I am 11 years old and I
live in Athens.
I am writing to you because I have found a solution to
Greece’s debt crisis. The government could build a factory that converts solar
energy, wind power and waterpower to electrical energy.
Please try to convince countries that we owe money to and
ask them if we could pay our debt in energy. It might take a while, but if we
have that factory, we might become the most resource-rich nation in the world.
I have listed the advantages of implementing my proposal
in point form below.
1) We would be able to pay back our debt for free.
2) We wouldn’t have to buy raw materials from other
countries to produce energy (for example coal and petrol).
3) We would get the energy for free.
4) When we pay back the debt, we could continue supplying
countries with our alternative energy, making a profit.
5) If the countries appreciate the work we have done, we
might be able to stay in the euro.
I hope you seriously consider my proposal. Looking forward
to your response.
Vasilopoulos turns 15 this year but he will sadly have to
recognize that there is still no economic development plan for the Greek
think Theodore's plan won’t work should come up with a better plan; and again with a better plan. And if Greek brainpower
gets its act together, there would probably be a fairly decent plan within
But for heaven’s sake, don’t leave the planning up to 11-year olds!