It's nice to know that it isn't just us. I think.
Foolish bonus rage will kill our Goldman Sachs goose (Dominic Lawson via the UK Times):
What is it about the name Goldman Sachs that makes otherwise sensible people foam at the mouth? Over the past few days it has become mandatory for any public figure to fulminate about Goldman’s announcement that it would be paying billions in bonuses to its 5,000 London-based employees. Alistair Darling declared that this was a grievous mistake and that no bank “would be standing here today if the taxpayer had not put their hand into their pocket”.
Lord Mandelson spoke darkly of an “unacceptable return” to past practices. Lord Myners, the minister responsible for the financial sector, lambasted people “being grossly over-rewarded for their contribution to the value added”. Even Boris Johnson, as London mayor the City’s stoutest defender, wrote that Goldman’s decision was “unbelievable ... what Asperger’s afflicts them?”.
Read the rest over at Jr Deputy Accountant ("Killing Goldman Sachs' Goose, Across the Pond Style")