January 11, 2014

Current bank fines seem to be neo-medieval indulgences, not paid by the sinners

Sir, in “The regulatory cost of being JPMorgan” you hold “Fines – however large seem an ineffective stick with which to beat miscreants”, January 11.

Absolutely! These bank fines seem to be medieval indulgences, in this case not even paid by the sinners, but by shareholders, tax savings and less credit to the real economy.