A good ol' world war. It would stimulate the global economy. As casualties increase, so do job openings. I would help with overpopulation. It would speed up the development of new technologies. It would increase national unity (liberals and conservatives can put aside their differences for a good war). With everyone living on rations, Americans would relearn what is valuable in life instead of the current social trend of materialistic consumerism. Subculture subversiveness tends to bloom during times of war and it would be fun to go through a cultural revolution. Lowered crime rates. With the option of joining the military of going to jail, we could cut down on imprisonment costs. Just look at all the good reasons why there should be a world war! And here are the bad reasons: Lots of people die (which happens all the time anyway so what's the big deal!) Destruction of property (see parantheses above but this time its even less of a big deal) That's it. The pro's far outweigh the con's. So who's with me? Let's go provoke China!