I was thinking about this the other day, what with all the problems we are having in every sector of our national life, from government to banking to business to health care to athletics, and I came up with this idea:
The 2010 census is underway. Once it is finished, we should (at least in theory) have a complete list of every man, woman, and child in the United States. I say we use it to compile an alphabetical listing of every employed adult American, and, once we have that list, we designate a date---say, the Tuesday after Labor Day---and we have everyone change jobs.
The employed American whose name appears first on the list alphabetically reports to work at the job of the employed American whose name appears second on the list, the second person takes over for the third person, and so forth, until the employed American whose name appears last on the list alphabetically goes back up to the top and gets the first person's job.
Admittedly, it would make surgery significantly scarier. Outside of the medical field, though, how sure are you that government would function less efficiently, bankers and businessmen would conduct themselves less honorably, and Georgia athletics wouldn't improve?
No, that's not a serious suggestion, but it is food for thought.