Sunday, March 11, 2012

Average bonus last year $121,150 / total bonus pool $19.7 billion

Source: The Economist

The text doesn't match the graph, but the thrust is clear. Wall Street financial people get a heck of a lot of money. "Average pay for Wall Streeters in 2010 was still 5.5 times greater than for other private-sector workers in New York." New York workers are paid more than workers in other cities anyway. Now these guys get to make donations to super PACs which are fueling the negative adds flooding the media and polluting our electoral process.

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