You know, the minimum wage. I don't really know much about it, but that's never stopped me from tinkering with it. What should happen, armchair economists, if a national minimum wage was abolished and in its place a law requiring (states, counties, what have you) to have a minimum wage set at a percentage of that (state, county, what had you)'s GDP is established. If not GDP, then...some metric. Speaking of metric, I had an idea for a thread earlier but decided not to bother. Still not going to bother, but I'll tack it on here to spice up the conversation. What if metric conversions were made an Olympic sport? Every year, metric conversion scores will be collected from around the world, and the states with the highest scores would win a set of golden scales. Second place, silver scales, etc.