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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 37, September 12, 2010, Article 15

THE BEST ANTI-PENNY RANT EVER?

Dick Johnson came across a video rant on pennies. Check it out! -Editor

Regular readers of The E-Sylum will recognize I have written, intelligently I hope, on the uselessness of a one-cent coin. Low denomination coins have been abolished in far-sighted countries, like Australia, and is being strongly considered by Canada. Perhaps there is a growing concern among far-thinking Americans that continuing to strike one-cent coins, whose economic usefulness has long since diminished, is not a wise thing to do.

I have uncovered a blog this week sponsored by a group called Freakonomics. They achieved a real coup by having their video rant placed on the New York Times web site.

Its theme is "I hate pennies." I don't endorse that theme. I love and collect U.S. cents as a qualified collectable. I don't "hate" them. This guy -- John Green -- does, to the extreme. New York journalist Stephen J. Dubner says this guy is good at what he does (ranting). Agreed!

No matter what your opinion on the status of the cent coin, you will be entertained by his rant. Click on this and click on the video: The Best Anti-Penny Rant Ever? (freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/09/the-best-anti-penny-rant-ever/)

The rant is actually from John Green's video blog. Dubner is coauthor of the best-selling book Freakonomics. -Editor


Wayne Homren, Editor

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