October 21, 2015

Is it not dumb to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs just because it laid a bad one?

Sir, John Kay asks correctly: What purpose is achieved when taxpayers, by fining state-funded hospitals, in effect fine themselves? “It is natural but wrong to blame executives” October 21.

I would go further still by asking: What is the reason to fine corporation that generate jobs in such a way that it weakens them? Instead of in cash, is it not better to have those fines paid in shares… the current shareholders may not like to get diluted, but it is always better to dilute the wealth of the owner of the goose that lays golden eggs than the goose itself.

And of course, if you need clarification, the goose here stands for banks and for Volkswagen.

@PerKurowski ©