The Greeks and European leaders haven’t been able to find a way to fund Greece’s debt. But Thom Feeney thinks he has a solution.
The British man has started an Indiegogo account to raise 1.6 billion euros to help Greece pay back a bailout loan from the International Monetary Fund.
It’s a real long shot, obviously.
By the end of Monday, after about 24 hours, he had raised 4,616 euros from 299 donors. Donations were coming in at a steady clip.
Here’s Feeney’s big idea: If every European donates three euros, the equivalent of about “half a pint in London,” the financial crisis could be solved.
“All this dithering over Greece is getting boring,” Feeney wrote on his Indiegogo page. “European ministers flexing their muscles and posturing over whether they can help the Greek people [or] not. Why don’t we the people just sort it instead?”
He offered some perks — presumably tongue in cheek — for donors who hit certain milestones. Donate 6 euros and you can claim a Greek feta and olive salad delivered “fresh to your door.” Want a bottle of Greek wine? That will cost you 25 euros. Shipping charges are extra.
Feeney didn’t respond to a request for comment. Maybe he was busy preparing salads.