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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 18, 2014 Business school experts: High CEO pay hurts American companies, stockholders

Source: Fox News

Based on our reading of the evidence, CEOs in the U.S. are currently paid more than ten times what is needed in salary alone.

April 17, 2014 Wall Street Is Lifted by Yellen Comments and Encouraging Economic Data

Source: NY Times

Encouraging words from the Federal Reserve chairwoman and a strong report on industrial production helped lift the stock market higher on Wednesday, as Yahoo shares rallied on the strength of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba,...

April 17, 2014 Felipe Calderón: Economic Arguments Needed to Fight Climate Change

Source: Forbes

What do Chinese coal plants and the American legislative branch have in common? They are both major adversaries in the fight against climate change, according to former President of Mexico Felipe Calderón. “The most serious...

Research & Insights

April 4, 2014 Affluent Investors to Socially Responsible Investing: We're Just Not That into You

Source: Millionaire Corner

Affluent investors consider many factors in selecting investments, but social responsibility is not chiefly among them, according to new wealth level studies conducted by Spectrem’s Millionaire Corner

March 27, 2014 Fund managers increasingly combative on executive pay hikes, study says

Source: Globe and Mail

Investors who manage money for pension funds and other institutions are growing more combative, increasing the number of times they vote against companies on issues such as electing directors or approving executive pay.

February 26, 2014 Tales of two cities: America's wealthiest are also the most unequal: Study shows gap between rich and poor is widest in Atlanta, San Francisco and Miami

Source: Daily Mail

The gap between the wealthy and the poor is most extreme in several of the United States' most prosperous and largest cities. The economic divides in Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are...

Commentary & Opinion

April 17, 2014 Is a global wealth tax the key to reducing income inequality?

Source: Washington Post

Does 39.6 percent, which is today’s top marginal tax rate, sound like the optimal top marginal tax rate to you? No? How about 80 percent? Not that either? Well, if you’re concerned about reducing income inequality in the United...

April 17, 2014 Market Structure Map - Fires, Crashes and Kill Switches

Source: Tim Quest, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC

Suppose the engine of your vehicle was on fire. The logical response would be to shut it off. But what if you were traveling at highway speed and killing the fuel supply meant you had no power breaks or steering? What if your...[more]

April 17, 2014 When Shareholder Activism Goes Too Far

Source: Bloomberg

Has investor activism gone too far? Some shareholder champions are beginning to think so, and they may have a point. To them, a handful of hyperactivists, mostly hedge funds, has hijacked the shareholder-rights movement -- a...




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