Stephen Colbert http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24322/all en Trillion dollar coin: More key voices support it (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/trillion-dollar-coin-another-key-voice-supports-it <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Is the trillion dollar platinum coin a beltway gimmick or is it solution to all of America's debt problems? The #MintTheCoin movement rolls on. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomas Mucha </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The chatter this week in global economic circles is all about the coin.</p> <p>The trillion dollar platinum coin.</p> <p>The growing movement, naturally, has its own hashtag: #MintTheCoin.</p> <p>It also has a simple idea, and one that took off yesterday when Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman came out in support of the measure.</p> <p>Here&#39;s how Krugman <a href="http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/07/be-ready-to-mint-that-coin/" target="_blank">explained it in a post that went viral yesterday</a>:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/macro/trillion-dollar-coin-another-key-voice-supports-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Debt Ceiling Paul Krugman Platinum Coin Stephen Colbert Trillion dollar coin Business Debt Crisis Macro Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:29:00 +0000 Thomas Mucha 5731581 at http://www.globalpost.com