Teen aims to save government $400 million

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Teen aims to save government $400 million

By Julianne Cassidy. CREATED Mar 30, 2014

Suvir Mirchandani, 14, wants to save the government $400 million. But how?

In his study published in the "Journal for Emerging Investigator" in March, Mirchandani concludes that "by changing the standard typeface on government documents from Times New Roman to Garamond, the federal and state governments could save up to $400 million in ink costs," reports Time

"With a federal government printing expenditure of $1.8 billion, and state government costs estimated at $1.3 billion, even a slight reduction in ink usage could save hundred of millions of dollars," Mirchandani further tells Time.

Garmond simply uses less ink.