There are much more important elements of eRepublik that require good competition.
Economy module is dead.
Military module nearly comes to a stagnation because of epics phase-out.
I would pay 300 gold for those who will develop a mission to :
- demonstrate economy skills
- to unite people around common economy goal for the country
- let eRepublik become again interesting economy game where most powerful economy countries gets bonuses and spread out them to citizens so citizens can spend more to enhance their country power.
And do it a competition not of MacterCards or Visa but real players brains where you can not buy gold and buy the goal achievement - but truly team and brain work.
Not this journalist something but something more valuable for the game evolution.