“People think that we should go to the Euro, but it doesn’t look cool. The design has no charm to it. I don’t understand why we can’t just take up the dollar. The dollar is cool. It’s the dollar that you see in movies — it has the image. You could put the dollar on a CD album and it would be cool, but you couldn’t put a Euro on it — it would look silly.”
–Jon Gnarr, mayor of Reykjavik, in “Iceland’s Big Economic Thaw,” Jake Halpern‘s brilliant piece in today’s issue of The New York Times Magazine.