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Jacques Phillips, an Australian crowdfunding his trip to Europe, is offering a perk that might interest Greece finance minister Evangelos Venizelos: a countrywide bailout.
“If we reach $700 billion, I will fix the debt crisis in Greece by buying everything,” Phillips proclaims, “and you can vote on what its new name should be.”
That’s an absurd proposal, of course, but if some billionaire decides to back the “One Dollar Dare” campaign for $2,147,483,647 — the highest amount Indiegogo allows, it seems — Phillips promises “to buy a region of Greece and name it after you.”
It’s a cute hook to a creative campaign. To finance his trip to La Tomatina and Oktoberfest, Phillips will embarrass, humiliate, and potentially injure himself by accepting dares. $10 nets a quirky dare; $50 an embarrassing dare; $100 a “normal” dare; $1000 a risky dare; and so on. But with 11 days left to meet his $5,000 goal, Phillips has only raised $254.
It seems Greece won’t receive the Phillips fix anytime soon.