Category: US Debt

  • US Public Policy Leaderboard #39 2023

    US Public Policy Leaderboard #39 2023

    You’ll feel like a trillion bucks after getting caught up with the highest-rated nonpartisan ideas on the US Public Policy Leaderboard. Welcome the ‘Us People’ Sunday, when we update the (US-PPL) to take into account this week’s solution. Minting the Trillion Dollar Coin solution landed at #43 on the US-PPL. On the same subject of…

  • Trillions From Heaven

    Trillions From Heaven

    America has the largest military in the world. Who will stop us from depositing trillion-dollar coins to avoid an idiotic debt default? Due to the Great Recession and COVID-19, Congress spent in the neighborhood of $7 trillion to keep the economy from falling into a depression. Speaking of heaven, in the Bible, there is a…

  • Trillion Dollar Coin Flip-Flap

    Trillion Dollar Coin Flip-Flap

    When the US went off the gold standard, the world yawned. Who will stop the top superpower if it wants to mint a trillion-dollar coin? Welcome to BOX SCORE Friday, where we’ll recap this week’s puzzle. Should the US mint a trillion-dollar coin to avert a catastrophic debt default? BOX SCORE :Weighted-Average: Forecast of 128…

  • Debt Default Escape Room Secret: 13 Keystrokes

    Debt Default Escape Room Secret: 13 Keystrokes

    Will your Political Digital Twin toast or roast the trillion-dollar coin solving the debt default? We can use the bar nap for the math. It’s Thirsty Thursday here at PolicyKeys: Where Can We Agree? The two parties appear to be drunk already regarding the debt default. We need a designated driver. Maybe POLI THE AI?…

  • Trillion Dollar Tiebreaker

    Trillion Dollar Tiebreaker

    The Trillion Dollar Coin could be a tiebreaker to end this deadly game of debt default chicken. Which roles were called for or against? Welcome to Tiebreaker Tuesday. It’s POLI THE AI vs. our editors, and the changemakers vs. the gatekeepers, the short-term vs. the long-term. Breaking ties might help you decide whether to be…

  • Trillion Dollar Coin vs. Default: Ka-Ching

    Trillion Dollar Coin vs. Default: Ka-Ching

    Playing chicken and crashing the economy over the debt ceiling sounds fun—if you’re a couple of daredevil political parrots. Each just wants to fault the other for the default. Each wants the other to scratch their own earmarks. Welcome to Puzzle Drop Monday. There are three ways out of the debt default mess; a last-minute…

  • 14th Amendment Ceiling, One Debt Default, Two-Party Blame    

    14th Amendment Ceiling, One Debt Default, Two-Party Blame  

    We’ve had it up to here with the hyper-partisan parrots’ debt ceiling debacle. Can the 14th Amendment keep the dollar the world reserve currency? They, meaning Congress, could agree on waste and redundancy cuts, or raise taxes from people who actually have money, or they could grow the middle class and save money on crime…

  • Debt Ceiling Winner

    Debt Ceiling Winner

    POLI has blown the roof off the political parrots’ debt ceiling squabble with the 14th Amendment solution—is it leaderboard-worthy? Let’s find out because it’s BOX SCORE Friday. Time to think outside the box and your usual news silo. Should the 14th Amendment be invoked to avoid a US debt default? The 14th Amendment states, “the…

  • Debt Ceiling Parties, Is That a Thing?

    Debt Ceiling Parties, Is That a Thing?

    Ready to crash the debt ceiling party? While the two parties are busy popping policy balloons, maybe your digital twin already knows your stance—perhaps even better than you. This virtual you is tuned to your political vibe to make sense of the policy noise. It’s Thirsty Thursday, and your digital twin is serving up fresh…

  • Dancing on the Debt Ceiling

    Dancing on the Debt Ceiling

    You’ll be reeling by the politically odd couples we caught dancing on the debt ceiling. Welcome to Strange Bedfellow Wednesday. Which roles were for and against using the 14th Amendment as a fail-safe to avoid a catastrophic debt default? Updated: 1/10/2024. Let’s dish, but first… What is the Debt Ceiling? The debt ceiling is Congress’s…