Well, if the economy doesn't get better for those of us not in the upper 1%, a whole lot of us will be fasting soon. Even if we don't pray, that'll really really help, right?
The problem with adhering to simple solutions is this. They are the byproduct of an oversimplified description of the actual problem. Which means that the person doesn't know diddly, but they're pretty clear on the solution.
Its hard for anyone to define a problem well enough to look for viable answers. Its even harder if a person doesn't even try.