Near Brompton Cross in South Kensington, Jeeves, a drycleaner, has a big sign in the window: “Bankers still Welcome. 7 shirts will be done for the price of 5, How’s that for a bonus?”
I thoroughly approve of a deal and of the open arms to much maligned bankers. I even approve of bonuses. However, on a global scale, nationalised banks that have the effrontery to pay enormous guaranteed bonuses are abusing public trust, while those that argue they have not taken government money are conveniently ignoring that the whole macro system has been transformed in order to bail them out.
Or why else do we have quantitative easing and the slashing of interest rates and enough moral hazard to drown in?!