These are your reads to begin your Sunday morning.
• Silliness resolved: Treasury: We won’t mint a platinum coin to sidestep the debt ceiling (WaPo) see also Treasury Won’t Mint Platinum Coin to Avoid Debt Ceiling (WSJ)
• Wall Street thanks you for your service, Tim Geithner (Guardian)
• The Next Oil?: Rare Earth Metals (The Diplomat)
• The tinkerers who made America great (Fortune) see also Be Wrong as Fast as You Can (NYT)
• Are Giant Corporate Penalties for Illegal Activities Tax Deductible? (NYT)
• U.S. now on pace for European levels of austerity in 2013 (Wonkblog)
• 6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person (Cracked)
• Top Chicago Litigators to Retry 2,400-Year-Old Socrates Case Before 7th Circuit’s Judge Posner (ABAJournal) see also Retrying Socrates, in front of Judge Posner (Marginal Revolution)
• The Science Behind Persuading People (WSJ)
• The Beatles of Comedy: Monty Python’s genius was to respect nothing (The Atlantic)
How about some Dim Sum brunch today?
Since 2011, Three-Quarters Of Deficit Reduction Has Been Via Spending Cuts
Source: Think Progress