Europe's Problem? No One's in Charge

Europe's Problem? No One's in Charge

When the euro began, it proved difficult to agree on the design of the banknotes. In the end, its founders settled on pictures of bridges. British pound notes signify the national bank’s quantity of money (originally a weight of sterling silver) under the authority of the sovereign (the Queen). Euro notes are much vaguer. They express an aspiration. Those bridges represent man’s attempt to link what is naturally separate.

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