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How a trillion-dollar platinum coin could get the country around the debt ceiling limit

The U.S. can’t legally borrow any more money — not unless the debt ceiling is lifted.

But it can still mint money. And that has some folks asking, why not just mint a coin to keep funding the government?

Wailin Wong and Darian Woods of “Planet Money”‘s podcast “The Indicator” report.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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