There's increasing support for the idea of minting a $1 trillion coin to help the United States avoid hitting the debt ceiling
Even those supporting the idea - including The New York Times'
Paul Krugman - admit it sounds "silly," but say it deserves consideration in that it could help solve one of our country's biggest economic issues.
"By minting a $1 trillion coin, then depositing it at the Fed, the Treasury could acquire enough cash to sidestep the debt ceiling - while doing no economic harm at all," Krugman wrote.
While the government can't make infinite sums of money however and whenever it likes, there's a legal loophole that gives the Treasury Department the authority to create platinum coins of any denomination.
The law that gives Treasury that authority is meant to allow the issue of commemorative coins, but its intentions have been misinterpreted and distorted by politicians and economists alike.
Here's the real deal with a $1 trillion coin and what it would do to the U.S. economy.
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