Take the Bank of England, for instance. Their profits have quintupled in the last year, and almost reached the £1 billion pound mark.
This is a splendid achievement, don't you think?
To control and regulate an economy and make money. What fun!
And check this. For presiding over the worst banking crisis in 70 years, Mervyn King is going to get even more money, personally, than he planned for:
Mr King’s pension pot is now worth £5.4m. Both his deputy governors, Paul Tucker and Charlie Bean, have elected to receive smaller salaries and bigger pensions, following an external review of Threadneedle Street’s remuneration policies.It just keeps getting better.