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Canada is penny-less, and the U.S. should be too
Canada is penny-less, and the U.S. should be too

A famous American, Benjamin Franklin, is credited with coining the phrase “A penny saved is a penny earned.” And though no one famous is taking credit for it, in Canada, they’ve turned that around: “A penny destroyed is money in the bank.” Oh, Canada, I think we might learn something from you. (Oh, and sorry about that whole War of 1812 invasion nonsense; ya know, bunch of hotheads back then.) PBS Newshour’s Jordan Vesey reported recently on how the Canadian penny is being eased out of circulation, and how the government plans to recycle the little buggers, a process that is expected to bring in about $40 million in revenue to the governmental piggy...

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