The British government’s decision to tax banks on the bonus payments they make to their favourite employees has naturally proved controversial. Gordon Brown received a boost today when the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, announced a smilar move, while the German chancellor Angela Merkel may now also introduce a bonus tax.
But meanwhile out in Web 2.0 world, the management guru Tom Peters has also voiced his support, via Twitter.
“Through and through capitalist that I am, I say hats off to the UK for its new 6-month, 50% tax on bonuses over $40k,” he tweeted yesterday (@Tom_Peters if you do that sort of thing. I do – @stefanstern).
Perhaps the Brits have started something…