could pension saving (mandatory) for the wealthy help ease the credit crunch. if pension saving was increased it would be like increasing interest rates liquidity would decline and inflation would fall. however it is selective and does not have to affect everyone, which interest rates do. this means that wealthy people could be targeted to save more money without having the reposessions and business failures created through an interest rate rise. it would not affect the poor or small businesses as they would not be affected. it would also increase investment and provide loans for economics recovery. this would ease the credit crunch and help economic recovery. perhaps the reason the credit crunch is partly happening is the reduction in pension saving. what do you think of this suggestion. i have written papers on this if you would like to read them.