This is a quiz. What do the record-high Wall Street bonuses have in common with the record-low yields for savers? Answer: They show yet another way that prudent people, especially those living on fixed incomes, are being cheated by the government's bailout of the imprudent.
An earlier version of this column ran in editions of Tuesday, Oct. 13, and can be found here.
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