If every poor person gave a pound of flesh to a rich person, the rich, being the innovative people that they are, could likely figure out a way to turn it into a profitable business that would stimulate the economy. Then there would be more jobs for the poor. And, while we're at it, we could deny the poor the right to vote until they turn in their pound of flesh. While we're at it, maybe we could put some poor people into stocks and yell at them for creating this bad economy. We all know our economic problems were caused by welfare mothers, not by reckless wealthy investors and politicians throwing money away on pointless wars. Maybe if we could just hate the poor's guts enough and blame them for all our problems, we could have a great economy! Sound like a plan?