|One of the "stupidest" ideas in finance may have |
finally been put to rest
From Global Economic Trend Analysis:
At long last, a stupid, as well as illegal idea dies on the vine. Bloomberg reports Treasury, Fed Oppose Using Platinum Coin to Avoid Debt Limit:
The U.S. Treasury Department and Federal Reserve oppose the idea of minting platinum coins as a way to avoid the U.S. debt ceiling, according to a statement from Treasury spokesman Anthony Coley.
"“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,” Coley said in an e-mailed statement...
Hopefully that will stop the downright silly, if not idiotic commentary regarding the coin, but don't count on it.
I suggest this seven-step charade is what we will see.
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Monday, 14 January 2013
Posted by Britannia Radio at 22:33