Meet the Genius Behind the Trillion-Dollar Coin

Meet the Genius Behind the Trillion-Dollar Coin

We interviewed the Georgia lawyer who in 2010 was first to float the now-hot idea of issuing a trillion-dollar-coin to avoid the federal debt ceiling. He says he was just answering a “”silly question” in a “pointless online bull session.” Things went from there.

It’s been a remarkable journey. The path of the trillion-dollar coin, as Beowulf described it to Wired, began with a “silly question” in a “pointless … online bull session” in the comments section of financier Warren Mosler’s blog.

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