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Poppa to The Mint

If I may, Jonah, your father has always struck me as underappreciated—not by his family, of course, but by the world. Every time he opens his mouth (or sends you an email) he says something pertinent, wise, and wry. I’ve only met him a couple of times, but each time we were in a roomful of interesting people, and it was always he who said the most interesting things.

Now I’ve have an idea: Sidney Goldberg for Director of the U.S. Mint. Poppa Goldberg could abolish the penny, place millions of half dollars into circulation, devise a one dollar coin on which Susan B. Anthony is smiling, not frowning, and use the position as a plaform from which to shower good sense on us all.

George W. Bush, are you listening?

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