The Debt Ceiling
Mint the platinum coin!:
- Coins Against Crazies, Paul Krugman. As a practical matter, minting a multi-trillion dollar platinum coin and depositing it in the Treasury’s general is absolutely positively the right thing to do in order to avoid a Debt Ceiling crisis.
- Harvard Law School Professor Laurence Tribe on the Legality of #mintthecoin, Ryan Cooper: Minting a multi-trillion dollar platinum coin is entirely legal. There is no basis for a legal challenge.
- Former head of the US Mint: The platinum coin option would work, Ezra Klein
Interview with former US Mint director who drafted the law in question. Minting a multi-trillion dollar platinum coin is entirely legal. There’s nothing even inappropriate about it.
Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew
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