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Dear Plonkr, my boyfriend is always coming up with harebrained money-making schemes.  How can I make him stop, or at least direct his energies into more productive channels?  Yours, Wits-ended.

Wits, here is what I suggest.  You start a website devoted to making life a little sweeter, maybe call it "makesweeter.org" or something.  Get your boyfriend involved, perhaps as a guest writer.  Then, earn some money from the site (I'm a little vague on this part of the plan, your Earth economy confuses me).  Then use the money to get your boyfriend enrolled in an economics course, where he'll learn why his ideas will never work.

If all that fails, I suggest you convince him to borrow short and loan long.  That's a harebrained scheme too, but at least he'll be in good company.