In the original Jonathan Swift version of "A Modest Proposal", Swift puts forth the idea of eating children. Not something the average person is likely to get on board with.
But here's a "Modest Proposal" that isn't such a radical notion. Merit pay for politicians. I've been saying (to anyone who'll listen - it's often a short list) for years that government should be run more like a business.
Interesting ideas here. Some of them could even have a positive impact - which means they have no chance of becoming reality.