Edith Orenstein's FEI Blog is a "must read" -- a thorough and lucid map of the goings-on in Washington among the legislators, regulators and agencies of law enforcement. I have the pleasure this week of taking up Edith's kind invitation for a guest post, while she is on vacation:
With the devilish details of the Dodd-Frank Act now to be worked out and many special interests weighing in, legislative activity in the American financial sector returns to a standstill – probably until after the elections of November 2012.
So what would bring to the forefront a topic that to most is sleep-inducing, although it keeps some few from sleep: namely, the very viability of the large accounting firms and their fragile franchise to audit the world’s global companies?
Nothing less, presumably, than an existential shock to the stability of one of the Big Four tetrapoly – an unresolvable criminal investigation or a “bad case” outcome in one of their nightmare civil cases. . . . . For the entire post, and to see the scope and quality of Edith's own work -- please see here.
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