Dutch to Introduce ‘Drivers License for Bankers’
Getting a proper business education at a good school and finding a job in the banking industry was already hard enough — but now, in the Netherlands, you’ll have to pass a government test to keep it.
The Dutch finance ministry confirmed Thursday that it intends to implement a banking test within the next year that would be a requirement for serving on a board in the sector.
No one will be immune — including the previous finance minister, Gerrit Zalm, who is now running the nationalized operations of ABN Amro.
A spokeswoman for Finance Minister Wouter Bos said the test will be something like “a driver’s license for bankers.”
There was us thinking all you needed was a meglomanics outlook on your own personal fiefdom of Ireland or a pair of sunglasses stapled to your head. Apparently there is more to running a bank. Whodatunkit.
The test in Ireland will consist of:
do you know x?
are you godfather to y or z?
do you now or have you ever donated to FF?
do you have a ready supply of post-its?
(The last is an optional requirement…).
The Chinese already do this and not just for bankers.
I think a driver’s licence for politicians would be far more useful.
After all, they’re the fuckers that issue them.