I was initially going to add this on as an update to the One Coin Makes You Larger post, but then I realized that, far beyond merely more questions about the wisdom of dropping the platinum acid, Ann Althouse here is providing as handy a step-by-step lesson in phenomenological interrogation suitable for any occasion as I have lately seen:
One really must read the whole thing to glean all the value there, again, the least of which involves Paul Krugman and the platinum coin idea.
No matter on what side of any issue you lie, the sort of relentless vivisection of thinking and its presentation offered is becoming vanishingly rare. If you are not already practicing it, you should be.
H. M. Stuart