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Arthur Andersen

A Pathological Moral Environment

Mike Lux | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

If this deadly dynamic isn't solved -- if the biggest banks aren't broken up, if the Department of Justice doesn't start prosecuting crime in the financial sector -- our country will in the not too distant future see a financial crisis far worse than in 2008.

Ghosts of Enron

Mike Lux | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The ghosts of the Enron Corporation are haunting us still, and they are a lot scarier than any horror movie ghosts because, unlike the Hollywood variety, these ghosts still have enough substance to cause an economic nightmare.

Eric Holder, "Too Big to Jail," and the Ghost of Arthur Andersen

Dan Petegorsky | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business
Dan Petegorsky

Let's not hold Arthur Andersen up as example of anything other than an enterprise brought down by corruption that started at the top and consumed a once honest firm.

Federal Prosecutors Take Softer Approach To Corporate Crime

The New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON and LOUISE STORY | Posted 09.06.2011 | Business

As the financial storm brewed in the summer of 2008 and institutions feared for their survival, a bit of good news bubbled through large banks and the...

If You'll Do Anything for an "A," You'll Do Anything for Your Boss, Too

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

Our kids today are already surrounded by forces that encourage them to be compliant. The very last thing they need is parents who've taught them to be good soldiers.

Is It Possible to be Unfair to Wall Street Bankers?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Although top executives may have been guilty of wrongdoing, there are more than 30,000 innocent employees of Goldman Sachs who could be harmed by this relentless bipartisan pile-on.

The Death of Goldman Sachs

Steven G. Brant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steven G. Brant

Criminal behavior. No trust. Reputation destroyed. No customers. I expect Goldman Sachs to be out of business by the end of this year and maybe before the November election. That's just my opinion, of course.

Jeff Skilling, Ex-Enron CEO To Interviewer: 'Could You Buy Me A Cup Of Coffee?'

Fortune | Archelle Georgiou | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Ninety minutes into our meeting, Skilling lowered his eyes to the floor. "I apologize for asking," he said, embarrassment in his voice. "Could you buy...

Tiger Woods = Enron (Frank Rich Fights Flimflam With Flimflam)

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Quigg

A Martian reading Rich's words would almost certainly emerge from the column believing that Tiger Woods got famous on the strength of his claims of being faithful to his wife.

One Day in Cheating: Accenture? Really?

Jeff Kreisler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Kreisler

Accenture Cuts Tiger The Cheater Says: Really? Accenture? Formerly Arthur Andersen, the company that gave Enron accounting advice, then audited ...