An idea to help solve the national debt problem

Steven Mufson is a Washington Post reporter covering energy and other financial news. He says the prospect of once again hitting the federal debt ceiling has provoked the ritual round of hand-wringing about the intractable nature of this $16 trillion conundrum. But there is a simple, elegant option that involves no tax increases, no spending cuts and just a bit of imagination.

Sell Alaska.

What do you think?