A ‪joke‬ from Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank ;-)

mario-draghiA man needs a heart transplant. Says the doctor: “I can give you the heart of a five-year old boy.” 
“Too young.”
“How about that of a forty-year old investment banker?”
“They don’t have a heart.”
“A seventy-five year old central banker?” 
“I’ll take it!”
“But why?”
“It’s never been used!”

For a more serious account see:  The Political Economy of European Banking Union (Howarth and Quaglia 2016) or The Political Economy of Monetary Solidarity: Understanding the Euro Experiment (Schelkle 2017) or Political Economy of Central Banking (Epstein 2019)

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