Note to Ronald Reagan Legacy Project
Now that Nancy has put the kibosh on the Ronnie Dime
, it's time for a little lateral thinking. Luckily, a computer scientist has already made the case for replacing the dime with an eighteen cent coin
"We would therefore gain about 17 percent efficiency in change-making by switching to either of these four-coin systems," Shallit says. "The first system possesses the notable advantage that we only need make one small alteration in the current system. We could speed up customer service just by replacing the dime with an 18-cent piece."
So an 18 cent coin is necessary for efficient change-making -- how ironic to put a Conservative icon on it.