The Week contest: Economic Plan - October 7, 2011

The Federal Reserve has launched its latest salvo to revive the U.S. economy, dubbed “Operation Twist.” If this attempt doesn’t work, what should the next one be called? 

Ben Bernanke's new economic salvation is called "Operation Twist."
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Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

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Last week’s question: The Federal Reserve has launched its latest salvo to revive the U.S. economy, dubbed “Operation Twist.” If this attempt doesn’t work, what should the next one be called?

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Results:

THE WINNER: Operation Garage Sale

Paul Kim, Covington, LA

SECOND PLACE: Operation Write China a Bad Check

Marv Toyer, Carlsbad, CA

THIRD PLACE: Operation Wish

Jim J. Breen, Santa Barbara, CA

HONORABLE MENTIONS: Operation Twits

Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA

Operation Oliver Twist

John Walsh, Mercer Island, WA

Operation New Coke

Larry & Luann Bonier, Jamestown, RI

Operation Charlie Brown Football Kick

John Parry, Laurel, MD

Operation Okay, Then, Let’s try Shouting

Barrie MacConnell, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Operation Clouseau

Alan Parven, Commerce Twp., MI

Operation Rubik’s Cube

Angela James, Westminster, MD

Operation Printing Press II

Bob Peffers, San Antonio, TX

Operation Bend Over

Diego Torres, Honolulu, HI

So You Think You Can Finance

Jeff Frankenfield, San Francisco, CA

Operation Twist & Scream

Bill Clow, Woodstock, IL

Operation Twist Like You Didn’t Last Summer

Cathy Gallagher, Hancock, NH

Operation Mashed Potato

Pat Geisler, Watervliet, MI

Operation Limbo

Tom Schuster, Morris, MN

Now We’ll Do the Hokey Pokey

Roman Melnyk, Woodland Hills, CA

Operation Anyone Have a Better Idea?

Mike Honeycutt, Asheville, NC

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