A lot can go wrong with a platinum coin

Supporters of the coin seem oddly sanguine that we can mint this coin and use it to pay off our debts without matters going horribly awry at some juncture.

By Ezra Klein January 11, 2013

Former head of U.S. Mint: The platinum coin option would work

This morning, I got an e-mail from Philip Diehl, the former Mint director and Treasury chief of staff who, with Rep. Mike Castle, wrote the platinum coin law and oversaw the minting of the first coin authorized by the law. It's worth publishing in full.

By Ezra Klein January 8, 2013