Wednesday, 18 March 2009

They did exactly what we paid them to do

Some economics commentators have recently been getting worked up over why it is that the clever people who work at major financial institutions somehow always seem to end up creating boom-bust cycles.

Those people get paid big bonuses during a boom
They don't have to pay those bonuses back when there's a crash.

It's that simple.

1 comment:

whereasTheActualExpertiseShouldHaveBeenEvident said...

the royal We?
clever slackers to be sure... execs remind me of those {rare} "successful" impostors who travel thru a sequence of career specialties, convincing the appropriate gatekeepers of their {these "successful" impostor's} expertise...