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Could the Bankers Leave Our Money on the Dresser on Their Way Out?

Posted: 12/02/2012 15:22

Bankers' bonuses are in the news again. Actually so are Network Rail's and the people who do student loans. Give it a week or two and that extra fiver I gave my cleaner for doing the fridge last week will be under scrutiny.

Things got so fraught that the government stripped Sir Fred 'the shred' Goodwin of his knighthood; so now he's just Fred 'the shred' Goodwin. Let's see how he likes it now being forced to live on his £342,000 a year pension for life and taking slightly less time to fill in his name on forms.

I've become slightly obsessed by how obsessed people are over the amount of money paid to individuals. Far more obsessed than they were by the banking crisis that came close to bankrupting the country and for which we're still paying. The point being of course you can relate to a human whose doing rather better than you (or almost anyone) much more than you can an abstract sum of money.

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