Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
Perhaps Alan Greenspan is reading Bear Left. He said on Friday
that corporations need to start reporting their stock option
grants to executives as corporate expenses. This change would depress
the reported earnings of many public American companies, and it would
also reconcile the treatment of options on financial statements with
their treatment on corporate tax returns.
Boston Globe, 3 May 2002.
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Harper's Editor Laments Rise of Corporate News Purveyors: Lewis Lapham
has seen big corporations ruin the media (Dan Fost, San Francisco Chronicle).
Bad Work: The craft of journalism was already in sorry shape, and it's
only getting worse (Eric Alterman, The Nation).
Rights Group Rights Group Doubts Mass Deaths in Jenin, but Sees Signs of War Crimes:
Human Rights Watch found a low death toll in the Jenin refugee camp, but also
found much evidence of bad acts by the Israeli military (David Rohde, New York Times).
The Carlyle Connection: The Pentagon learned to love the Crusader
howitzer, the weapon no one wanted (Geoffrey Gray, Village Voice).
Option Play: With Enron off the front page, the Bush administration is abetting
the lobbyists trying to block accounting reforms. (John Judis, The New Republic).
Retirement Insecurity: Despite a boom in the stock markets between 1983 and 1999,
all but the richest Americans in 1999 were behind their 1983 counterparts in saving
for retirement (Economic Policy Institute).
Probe Prompts US Panic: The New York state attorney general is throwing Wall
Street investment banks into a tizzy (Richard Thomson, London Observer).
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