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“Accounting…and…accountability” – these are clearly linked terms with common meaning that emerged along with the modern capitalist system, deriving from Middle European languages and cultures.  “Accounting,” (says Webster’s New Collegiate) is derived from the medieval, “to tell…” -- as today’s accounting systems are designed to “accurately tell the story” of an organization’s financial condition. 

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April 24, 2015 Google’s Schmidt, Kordestani Get $130 Million Combined 2014 Pay

Source: Bloomberg

Google Inc.’s Chief Business Officer Omid Kordestani and Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt joined the Bloomberg Pay Index after being awarded almost $130 million in 2014.

April 24, 2015 Greece offers concessions in talks with creditors

4 Traders - barclays raises jupiter fund price target to 445 (430) pence - 'equal weight' 01:36a WPP: *barclays raises wpp price target to 1750 pence - 'overweight' 01:35a îSCHRODERSî: *barclays raises...

April 24, 2015 15 years after 2000 top, Nasdaq sets new record high

Source: USA Today

The Nasdaq composite is finally back to where it was 15 long years ago at the tippy-tippy top of the dot-com stock bubble. The tech- and biotech-fueled stock index closed at a new record high Thursday, finally wiping out all of...

Research & Insights

April 24, 2015 One Man Against the 1%

Source: NY Times

For the past 50 years, liberals have gotten almost exactly the policies they’ve wanted. So why are they still complaining?

April 24, 2015 The U.S. Economy Hasn't Disappointed Analysts This Much Since the Great Recession

Source: Bloomberg

Following a quartet of weaker-than-expected economic data reports released this morning, Bloomberg's U.S. economic surprise index has fallen to levels seen only during the Great Recession.

April 24, 2015 Ocean output rivals big nations’ GDP, but resources eroding

Source: Reuters

Economic output by the world’s oceans is worth $2.5 trillion a year, rivaling nations such as Britain or Brazil, but marine wealth is sinking fast because of over-fishing, pollution and climate change, a study said on Thursday.

Commentary & Opinion

April 23, 2015 Shareholder Engagement On Executive Compensation A Primer On The Why, When, Who And How

Source: Value Walk

As the 2015 proxy season enters the final stretch and shareholder votes are tabulated, calendar year public companies will be analyzing their Say-on-Pay outcome, lessons learned and next steps. While solid design and...

April 23, 2015 Should You Be a Socially Responsible Investor?

Source: Daily Finance

Sustainable, responsible and impact investing -- often called socially responsible investing, or SRI -- has gained popularity in recent years as investors weigh environmental, social and corporate governance criteria when...

April 23, 2015 The Big Mac Test Shows That The Job Market Is Working Just Fine To Distribute Wealth

Source: Forbes

“Some 15 years ago, searching for a consistent way to compare wages of equivalent workers across the world, Orley Ashenfelter, an economics professor at Princeton University, came upon McDonald’s.




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