Comments on: Well done, Darling http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/09/well-done-darling/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Uncle_Billy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/09/well-done-darling/comment-page-1/#comment-9777 Wed, 09 Dec 2009 21:56:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/09/well-done-darling/#comment-9777 Um:

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12  /09/darling-i-love-you/

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By: Uncle_Billy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/09/well-done-darling/comment-page-1/#comment-9771 Wed, 09 Dec 2009 20:17:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/09/well-done-darling/#comment-9771 Where *is* that icepick today?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2005/jun  /16/past.russia

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By: Uncle_Billy http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/09/well-done-darling/comment-page-1/#comment-9770 Wed, 09 Dec 2009 20:15:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/09/well-done-darling/#comment-9770 Mega (not the Israeli mole, Mega, right?)

By Trotskyite do you mean “Icepick-and-shovel-ready Communist”?

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By: Mega http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/09/well-done-darling/comment-page-1/#comment-9767 Wed, 09 Dec 2009 19:26:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/09/well-done-darling/#comment-9767 <>

And I thought deficits were caused by spending exceeding revenue. Silly me.

Note to Felix — throwing around the word “plutocrat” as you’ve been wont to do lately is reminiscent of the Trotskyites responsible for the “Starve the Banksters” flyers that have taken up residence on telephone poles all over my neighborhood.

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By: dWj http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/09/well-done-darling/comment-page-1/#comment-9755 Wed, 09 Dec 2009 17:58:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/12/09/well-done-darling/#comment-9755 > Banks in general caused much of the UK’s extremely harsh recession

Well, sort of. There’s something of a fallacy of composition here, and something else reminiscent of the mistake in saying “the price of imported oil has gone up, therefore we would be better off closing our borders to oil imports”, but that’s not actually the comment I wanted to make here.

I think the strategic equilibrium here for what is likely to be believed to be a bonus tax with a low probability of recurrence in the near future might be for the banks to wink at traders and say, “we’ll use some of the built-up equity to give even bigger bonuses next year”, in which case you do more to empower the banks vis-a-vis the employees than anything. Not that that’s a terrible thing, either, but you’ll probably see some degree of time-shifting, and some degree of lesser regarded employees ultimately taking more of the brunt of this than the employees the banks really want to keep.

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