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April 22, 2010
A lesson in obscurity - or the lack - on new $100 bill
Once upon a time, the only way that I knew who occupied the position of Secretary of the Treasury was if I scrutinized the dollar bills in my wallet and tried to decipher a signature printed thereon. With his name so widely publicized, I was somewhat taken aback to read that Tim Geithner's signature will, of course, be featured on the newly re-vamped Ben Franklin:
"As with previous U.S. currency redesigns, this note incorporates the best technology available to ensure we're staying ahead of counterfeiters," said Geithner, whose signature appears on the bills. Usually, the signature on a $100 bill is, essentially, one of an unknown person. Guess things have changed, huh? I wish Geithner were unknown.