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Philip Diel ran the U.S. Mint from 1994 until 2000, and wasn't just the author of the 50-state quarters, but was also the co-author of the law that authorizes the Mint to issue commemorative coins��
by kos
Comment Count 333 comments on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 08:20 AM PST with 207 Recommends
Cross posted at Voices on the Square and the Stars Hollow Gazette There seems to be a lot of celebrating without actually understanding much of what has happened as of late. One reason is that it ...
by priceman
Comment Count 146 comments on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 02:27 PM PST with 53 Recommends
House Republicans think they've stumbled upon political gold—and as usual, they seem to think the prospect of Democrats trying to clean up another GOP fiasco is the punchline to a hilarious joke:
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 146 comments on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 08:59 AM PST with 45 Recommends
If Republicans force President Obama to ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 116 comments on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 01:46 PM PST with 43 Recommends
Cross posted at Voices on the Square and the Stars Hollow Gazette That’s ...
by priceman
Comment Count 220 comments on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:20 AM PST with 39 Recommends
Whether he likes the idea or not, President Obama might be legally required to mint a trillion dollar coin if Congress fails to raise debt limit and he has no other way to meet Congressional ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 144 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 09:31 AM PST with 36 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
Another platinum coin surge in the Second Wave rippled through the mainstream media yesterday and this time hit the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Domenico Mantanaro of MSNBC kicked things off on ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 63 comments on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 07:19 PM PST with 35 Recommends
Cross posted at Voices on the Square and the Stars Hollow Gazette We know by now that fake tough talk from the President on letting the Bush tax cuts above those making $250,000 expire being an ...
by priceman
Comment Count 51 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 08:20 AM PST with 32 Recommends
Felix Salmon, explaining why he doesn't believe the trillion dollar coin will ever be minted, outlines what he believes is the biggest problem with the idea: It would ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 224 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 07:02 AM PST with 32 Recommends
Well, not really. But if you view the Trillion Dollar Coin (TDC) meme, as I do, as a short-hand for the more general idea of using Platinum Coin Seigniorage (PCS), then yes, it can change the whole ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 40 comments on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 04:30 PM PST with 29 Recommends
Among the many posts on the Trillion Dollar Coin (TDC) and Platinum Coin Seigniorage (PCS) we're seeing this week, is a category of posts favoring using PCS in a limited way to avoid the debt ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 34 comments on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:30 AM PST with 29 Recommends
The one thing that jumps out at you when reading the mainstream posts of the past week-and-a-half bringing Platinum Coin Seigniorage (PCS) into the forefront of attention again, for the first time ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 20 comments on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:05 PM PST with 25 Recommends
Yesterday, Ezra Klein reported in the Washington Post that: The Treasury Department will not mint a trillion-dollar platinum coin to get around the debt ceiling. If they did, the Federal Reserve ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 117 comments on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 08:21 AM PST with 24 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
The exception to the general pattern focusing on the Trillion Dollar Coin (TDC) as the solution to the debt ceiling problem I outlined and critiqued in my last post, is in Joe Wiesenthal 's ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM PST with 18 Recommends
Did the MSM's new wave of commentaries on platinum coin seigniorage (PCS) miss the really big story about it? Of course, I think it did, and I'll continue my review of the MSM commentaries with the ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Dec 12, 2012 at 08:22 PM PST with 18 Recommends
In my last two posts I've been reviewing the new wave of mainstream posts and commentary on Platinum Coin Seigniorage (PCS) by way of providing background for making the case that the MSM are ...
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 45 comments on Thu Dec 13, 2012 at 02:32 PM PST with 17 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
Last week, Reps. Michael Honda, Keith Ellison, Raul Grijalva, Jan Schakowsky, John Conyers, Barbara Lee and Lynn Woolsey stalwarts of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) begged for mercy from �
by Letsgetitdone
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 08:01 PM PDT with 17 Recommends