Wednesday, 29 July 2009


In an article reminiscent of Cows accused of spending a lot of time in fields, Floyd Norris writes in the NYT:
Politicians Accused of Meddling in Bank Rules
He continues with more sound (if rather obvious) comment:
Accounting rules did not cause the financial crisis, and they still allow banks to overstate the value of their assets, an international group composed of current and former regulators and corporate officials said in a report to be released Tuesday.

The report, from the Financial Crisis Advisory Group, also deplored successful efforts by politicians to force changes in accounting rules and said that accounting standards should be kept separate from regulatory standards, contrary to the desire of large banks.
The report is here.



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