Today’s Financial Times has a column on the ethical responsibility of a London banker who received a bonus from a U.S. bank bailed out by taxpayers. There are a number of suggestions–give the bonus back, send it to the government, buy a Porsche–but one reader anecdote suggests that the bailout may also be helping the comics industry:
My husband–whose bonus is mere couple of hundred pounds–spent it on Batman comics and sent them to a children’s ward in New York, which I thought was a really nice touch. Mind you–he’s a good man. If it was my couple of hundred pounds, I would have spent it on shoes.