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Friday, July 29, 2011

The President Should Direct the Treasury to Mint Three Trillion Dollar Coins

And then put them in a strong box under the mattress in the Lincoln bedroom or something. Problem solved. A generation from now the coins can be housed at the Smithsonian next to the Hope Diamond for people to snicker at (assuming the Smithsonian isn't an irradiated bombed out shell or submerged under a slick Greenhouse swamp by then).

UPDATE: Apparently Slate has in its own exasperation been pondering comparable absurdities in this vein.

1 comment:

Lorraine said...

Or just for laughs, one trillion three-dollar coins.