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CHICAGO - JANUARY 24: The United States Mint showcases the new Presidential series $1 coins, featuring the Statue of Liberty on the reverse, on January 24, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. Scott Olson/Getty Images

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With the debt ceiling crisis still pending, a popular old idea has sprung up: a trillion-dollar coin. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said it’s a no-go, but how come? We talk about what the trillion-dollar coin is and why it isn’t the best (or worst) idea. We also discuss Google backing out of the finance game and share some interesting sound from Disneyworld’s 50th anniversary. Finally, a round of everybody’s favorite game, Half Full/Half Empty!

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With the debt ceiling crisis still pending, a popular old idea has sprung up: a trillion dollar coin. Treasury secretary Janet Yellen has said it’s a no-go, but how come? We talk about what the trillion dollar coin is, and why it isn’t the best (or worst) idea. We also discuss Google backing out of the finance game and share some interesting sound from Disneyworld’s 50th anniversary. Finally, a round of everybody’s favorite game, “Half Full/Half Empty”!

Here’s everything we talked about on the show today:

Read the transcript here.

Our show needs your voice! Tell us what you think of the show or ask a question for our hosts to answer! Send a voice memo or give us a call at 508-82-SMART (508-827-6278).

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