Monday, August 01, 2005

Wim Duisenberg, we hardly knew you...


And quite possibly, we didn't really know you at all.

Wim Duisenberg, the former head of the European Central Bank, died this weekend. Why do I mention this? Well, this Dutchman was more than just Alan Greenspan in wooden shoes. He is considered the father of everybody's favorite common currency, the Euro. As I have mentioned on this blog before, I heart currency politics. So next time you're about to pay for that blood sausage and pilsner in Dusseldorf using the change from when you bought the croissant and absinthe in Biarritz - give it up for my man, Wim Duisenberg.