March 05, 2013

Stop your fixation with bankers’ bonuses tree, and look at the forest of misallocated resources instead

Sir, I agree with much of what Andrea Leadsom writes in “Britain must do whatever it takes to nix the bonus cap”, March 5. 

That said I wish he and you would all stop focusing on the trees and look at the forest instead. Much worse than unmerited bonuses are all those missed opportunities and misallocated resources which result from the current bank regulators having concocted dumb capital requirements for banks which favor “The Infallible”, those already favored, and thereby additionally discriminate against “The Risky”.