Argument: AIG employees are not only ones capable of restructuring
Ben W. Heineman, Jr. "AIG's Bonuses: A Dangerous Failure of Leadership". Harvard Business Publishing. March 19, 2009 - "Given the inevitable furor, wouldn't both AIG and Administration officials be prepared to explain why these particular disastrous individuals were the only ones who could clean up the mess? Instead, they simply asserted that was the case, obfuscating the critical facts of what was required and what skills were needed to get the company on track. Why was this restructuring so unique that new people couldn't take it over? And, of course, the retention argument was ludicrous for the large numbers of employees who took the money and ran."