In my continuing effort to more properly understand the financial markets, I have come across two articles about printing and minting money – which, admittedly, have no financial-advice value but are awfully fun to read.

The first is an exposé of the cotton paper industry lobby successfully pushing their pro-paper agenda on the unsuspecting public, against all sanity and reason, when everyone knows that it is more cost effective to mint coins that will be in circulation longer than a dollar bill and we won’t have to worry about bill rejection from vending machines and car washes.

The second is a rather upsetting story about how the US penny ain’t worth the metal it’s minted on. Upsetting because the Canadian dollar is a coin and it is still worth more than a US dollar… damned Canadians…

Oh, it’s ON!