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They say that history is written by the victors. (Alas, I couldn’t find a reliable source for this quote. Some people attribute it to Churchill, but others say it might have been Orwell or ...
by Dbug
Comment Count 41 comments on Tue Jan 26, 2010 at 03:25 AM PST with 38 Recommends
Over the past couple of weeks the debate around platinum coin seigniorage (PCS) has been raging and that is good. In fact, it is great. Like carrot subsidies, PCS is something we should have been ...
by bunnygirl60
Comment Count 214 comments on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM PST with 37 Recommends
Enthusiasm for using Platinum Coin Seigniorage (PCS) to produce a Trillion Dollar Coin , or coins totaling a few trillion dollars continues to increase. The twitterverse went mad two nights ago ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 59 comments on Sat Jan 05, 2013 at 10:15 AM PST with 35 Recommends
(Thanks to DailyKos commenter 2laneIA for suggesting this post and the title) It's only a few days now until August 2nd. Perhaps a compromise on lifting the debt ceiling will be reached before then.
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Jul 29, 2011 at 07:30 AM PDT with 29 Recommends
(H/t to Lambert Strether for the title!) Here's a commentary on Ezra Klein's recent diatribe against Platinum Coin Seigniorage (PCS). But there’s nothing benign about the ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 38 comments on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 04:46 PM PST with 20 Recommends
This post records the history of platinum coin seigniorage in the blogosphere through the debt ceiling agreement on August 2, 2011. Its purpose is to correct errors in the record about the history ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 01:14 PM PST with 17 Recommends
The media and much of the blogosphere are framing the coming debt ceiling decision as one in which the Republican-majority House may refuse to extend the Federal debt ceiling, thus forcing both a ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 62 comments on Wed Jan 05, 2011 at 09:20 PM PST with 17 Recommends
(Author's Note: In December I posted a piece on Moody's threat to downgrade the US's Rating in ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 30 comments on Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 07:00 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
Today, you told the “Democrats stop caving in . . . ” to the interests of corporations, the ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Nov 21, 2011 at 06:52 AM PST with 14 Recommends
As I pointed out in Part Two of this series, there are three classes of opponents of High Value Platinum Coin Seigniorage (HVPCS, $30 T and above). The first and largest group opposes all Platinum ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Feb 02, 2013 at 11:03 AM PST with 13 Recommends
Dear Dems and Mr. President, I've been a lifelong Democrat. But now, I don't know anymore. I'm still registered alright; but when I look at your behavior, I think I'm a freely floating voter ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 15 comments on Tue Jul 26, 2011 at 06:14 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
Today, the MSM noticed that there's an issue of constitutionality related to the debt ceiling.
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 56 comments on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 06:30 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
There are three classes of opponents of High Value Platinum Coin Seigniorage (HVPCS, $30 T and above). The first and largest group opposes all PCS of whatever type. The second, opposes HVPCS, but ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Feb 01, 2013 at 04:27 PM PST with 12 Recommends
The issue of whether the Fed can really refuse to accept and credit a deposit of a platinum coin with its face value, is being raised frequently on blog posts about Platinum Coin Seigniorage (PCS) ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 09:00 AM PST with 12 Recommends
I don't really mean to single out Gallup here. Well, I guess I do; but they're certainly not the only guilty party in the polling industry of doing what I'm about to rail against. Let's begin by ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri May 13, 2011 at 04:38 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT) We're known as the MOTley Crew and you can find us here every morning at 6:30 a.m. Eastern (and perhaps sometimes earlier!). Feel ...
by P Carey
Comment Count 61 comments on Fri Sep 19, 2014 at 03:30 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
This series provides a framing document for Platinum Coin Seigniorage (PCS). In the four previous parts of the series, I pointed out that there are three classes of opponents of High Value ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 26 comments on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 05:00 PM PST with 11 Recommends
Congress provided the authority , in legislation passed in 1996, for the US Mint to ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 33 comments on Thu Jul 21, 2011 at 08:30 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Well, the debt limit crisis is upon us. Treasury Secretary Geithner says the US Government will not be able to meet all its obligations on August 3, unless the debt ceiling is increased by Congress. ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Jul 19, 2011 at 06:41 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
Bernie Sanders is really tired of Republican bullying on the debt ceiling. And he expressed how fed up he is about it on Lawrence O'
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 17 comments on Sun May 15, 2011 at 04:00 PM PDT with 11 Recommends