“The penny: Why on earth do we still give a fuck?” would be a good thesis statement for our nation at large and the Last Week Tonight segment that aired last night.

It turns out the idea of the penny is worth more than the little zinc Lincoln itself. The US government loses profit making them and US citizens literally couldn’t care less if tomorrow we were a penny-less society. John Oliver offers some reasons as to why we’re still holding onto the penny, though not literally on an individual level.

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