Comments on: Wall Street making bad habit of weekend wimp-outs http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/01/wall-street-making-bad-habit-of-weekend-wimp-outs/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: garrisongold http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/01/wall-street-making-bad-habit-of-weekend-wimp-outs/comment-page-1/#comment-2719 Wed, 02 Jun 2010 13:43:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3190#comment-2719 The average citizenry is not opposed to bonuses based on performance. But their perspective is there must be a correlation between bonuses paid and the general benefit to the nation’s economy as a whole. We are told that in theory “free” markets and capitalism is in the best interest of everyone.

If successful investment strategy centered more on discovering and investing in companies that provided superior products and service, while managing efficiency and providing value, then it is easy to see that capital invested in such a manner would indeed serve to lift the general economy and society as a whole. Shorting the garbage investments they have sold America is about like a captain of a sinking ship, taking odds against the passengers surviving and betting that he will be first off the boat.

But making money by corrupting the political process, using labor arbitrage to offshore the nation’s jobs, bail outs and unlimited access to free money from the government, dodging of tax responsibilities, obfuscation and manipulation of publicly required financial information, cronyism, and a host of other standard practices ain’t going to cut it (for me, anyway).

I would be more interested in “shared” pain and rewards. Instead of “what’s good for Wall Street is good for America” we have What’s good for Wall Street is what’s good for Wall Street”.

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By: harrami http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/01/wall-street-making-bad-habit-of-weekend-wimp-outs/comment-page-1/#comment-2718 Wed, 02 Jun 2010 11:47:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3190#comment-2718 I am not sure if you are aware but this sounds like a populist and uninformed comment. John Mack has not been around for a few months and he declined any bonus in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Not sure if you it is wise to compare his meager salary increase to what a lot more junior people at his firm and across the industry were making. Lets please not make things more drastic than they are.

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By: cranston http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/01/wall-street-making-bad-habit-of-weekend-wimp-outs/comment-page-1/#comment-2717 Wed, 02 Jun 2010 11:15:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3190#comment-2717 That’s because the people suited to profit from these announcements are workging through the weekend. In any case – Wall Street in New York City has undermined its own position. It is just a matter of time before Americans and the world in general realizes that they are better able to provide most of their financial needs locally and don’t need a global hub for financial transactions. The time of regional exchanges has returned and we should slowly see a turning away from Wall Street and more towards Main Street to provide most financial instruments need to conduct business locally – except most of the fantasy items now being traded as legitimate stocks and issues – that will remain the territory of the Wall Street Wizards for some time.

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By: nbywardslog http://blogs.reuters.com/breakingviews/2010/06/01/wall-street-making-bad-habit-of-weekend-wimp-outs/comment-page-1/#comment-2714 Wed, 02 Jun 2010 07:05:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/columns/?p=3190#comment-2714 Antony
You probably know of this one anyway, but on 9/11 in the UK, one of New Labour’s spin doctors wrote to a ministerial colleague as the twin towers news broke, ‘This could be a good day to announce the unemployment figures’.

Don’t think there’ll ever be a good day for the Glazers to announce this one:
http://nbyslog.blogspot.com/2010/06/worl d-exclusive-man-united-glazer.html

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