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January 09, 2013

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Happy Wednesday.

If you, like me, were disgusted by ex-FreedomWorks chairman Dick Armey's decision to give execrable troll-site Media Matters an interview dishing on FreedomWorks, you'll be relieved, or something, to hear that Dick Armey didn't even realize he was talking to Media Matters even though the interviewer clearly identified himself. Armey thought he was talking to the Media Research Center. This, to me, sounds like an admission that it's time to retire.

Democrats are still freaking out over the notion that if you raise the cost of labor, you get less of it. I haven't eaten at Wendy's before, but I could be persuaded.

Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal has a provocative column on the platinum coin trick. I spent a good chunk of yesterday explaining on Twitter that although the coin trick is a stupid, bad idea, it isn't illegal, nor is it unconstitutional, as some have argued. Quite simply, if Congress can delegate authority to Treasury to print $20 bills, it can delegate authority to mint a platinum proof coin. (And, in fact, it did in 31 U.S.C. sec. 5112.)


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