Penny Synthesis Essay

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Penny Synthesis Essay
To “… not ban pennies, but merely discourage their use by establishing a system…” It is because I agree with Mark Lewis of Forbes.com, that I affirm abolishing the penny, yet with some restrictions. In 2001 a United States Representative by the name of Jim Kolbe introduced a proposition to eliminate the penny (United States’ lowest denomination coin). To deeply reason as to why an individual might support this proposition, we must look at three different points of analysis. First, “ How zinc manufacturing around the nation may be affected due to this decision”, Second, “ What this means for the people of this country on an economical standpoint”, and Thirdly, “ What are the benefits of eliminating the penny in terms of time and money”.

According to Source A, since 1982 penny manufacturing has been produced from 97.5% zinc material. Mentioned, as opposition to this bill, is Tennessee who is rich in raw zinc. Representative Kolbe’s idea is to make the nickel the country’s lowest denomination coin. Interesting enough Kolbe’s state of Arizona is rich in copper, which makes up most of the higher denominational coins. Keep in mind zinc manufacturing is not solely dependent upon penny manufacturing. The fact that this issue is being used to negate this bill is invalid because of this exact reasoning. Moreover, The proposition would gradually eliminate manufacturing instead of suddenly stopping production. This gives time for manufacturing companies to find other means of work besides the penny.

It is understood from the proposition that prices would be altered rounding to the nearest nickel’s place. What exactly does this mean for consumers? Studies Show (Source B) that an estimated 27% of Americans don’t keep track of their loose change”, yet if we as a government do them injustice they will definitely start to notice. As stated in my introduction, there must be guidelines and restrictions placed on this proposition. If we are...
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