In Helsinki, as part of its plan to back corporate ideas worthy of development, the City of Tampere has decided to spend EURO 25,000 (about $33,538 in U.S. dollars) to hire clowns to perform throughout the city in hopes of getting Tampere citizens to enjoy their work more. Here in the United States we have had a similar program for years and we pay them up to $212,000 (about 157,970 in EURO/Monopoly money) annually.