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Reader Questions on the One Trillion Coin Proposal

Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 8:38 AM
One more question. Why bother to make it out of platinum? Our coins now are made of some sandwich of really cheap metals that aren't (supposedly) worth the actual value of the coins.

Several people asked me to comment on the $1 trillion coin proposal endorsed by New York Times columnist and Noble Prize winner Paul Krugman.

I did so yesterday in a satirical post Krugman Supports the $1 Trillion Coin; Why Stop There? I Support the $1 Quadrillion Coin.

In response to the above article, I have received several emails wondering where the money comes from. For example reader Tom writes ...