Schlichter on the 1 trillion dollar coin

But once the government has replaced liquid government bonds on the central bank’s balance sheet with illiquid coins the central bank’s maneuverability is severely restricted. When the public gets nervous about inflation, the central bank would have to reverse its crisis-policies and sell assets. There is (still) a market for US Treasury debt. However, there is no market for $1 trillion coins.

This will end badly.

Detlev Schlichter on the latest ruse to avoid reality. As they say in the blogosphere, read it all.

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