Saturday, January 12, 2013

White House Rules Out Platinum Coin

According to Ezra Klein:
The Treasury Department will not mint a trillion-dollar platinum coin to get around the debt ceiling. If they did, the Federal Reserve would not accept it.
That’s the bottom line of the statement that Anthony Coley, a spokesman for the Treasury Department, gave me today. “Neither the Treasury Department nor the Federal Reserve believes that the law can or should be used to facilitate the production of platinum coins for the purpose of avoiding an increase in the debt limit,” he said.
Absolutely the correct judgment.

The lesson? Always trust content from the Gillette-Torvik Blog.

Have no fear, however—my 94-part series on the platinum coin will continue.

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