Furthermore, the Canadian banking system is one of the safest one in the world - which is true - and the currency is stable - which is also true, probably because the banking system is sound. One can of course make the same case about the Norwegian krona and the similarities between the economies of Norway and Iceland but anyway, adopting the CAD was meant to be beneficial.
I would like to stress that I don't have a clue whether Iceland should adopt a foreign currency or not, let it be the CAD, NOK, USD or whatever else.
And the reason is simple: I, like everybody else, do not know which will be better because there is massive uncertainty in the decision ("unknown unknowns"). Furthermore, it hinges on the personal risk appetite of everybody...
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Olafur is the author of the forthcoming book - Bad Economics