The Great Debate

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: GE should put itself up for sale

April 1, 2014

By Rob Cox
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Worry about bank capital, not bonuses

By J Saft
September 8, 2009

jamessaft1–James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.–

The effort to rein in banking bonuses, outrageous as they may be, is akin to banning glue sniffing because you are worried about the effects of intoxication.

How the bailout feeds bloated banker pay

August 13, 2009

jamessaft1– James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Rising pay in the finance sector in the wake of the global financial crisis is no surprise and is driven partly by the government’s bailout itself and the underwriting of banks that are too big to fail.

Executive bonuses: heads you lose, tails I gain

February 25, 2009

Professor Tamar Frankel– Tamar Frankel, a professor at Boston University School of Law, is author of “Trust and Honesty, America’s Business Culture at a Crossroad.” The views expressed are her own. –

Goodbye bonuses, hello hedge funds

By J Saft
February 11, 2009

James Saft Great Debate – James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

The argument about bank bonus payments is as sterile as it is backward looking; compensation at government insured institutions is going nowhere but down.