A 14-year-old student from Pennsylvania claims to have come up with a cost cutting proposal that could save the government $400 million.
According to Suvir Mirchandani, all the government has to do is switch the font it’s using in documents from Times New Roman to a the font called Garamond.
Mirchandani said it would save a lot ink, and a lot of money along with it. The teen said the federal government alone would save $136 million dollars per year.
Mirchandani’s proposal started as a science fair project on how his school could save money.
According to The Independent, Gary Somerset, media and public relations manager at the Government Printing Office, described Mirchandani’s work as “remarkable”, but would not discuss whether the GPO was prepared to actually to actually implement Suvir’s idea.