financial fiascoes

The Problem with Business Ethics Shortfalls

There have been some interesting business news items recently.  In the Thursday, August 14th Financial Post, there is a story by Barbra Shecter on the state of securities disclosure by Canadian businesses. Even in the polite etiquette and language of regulation, the Canadian Securities Administration declared that “significant deficiencies were found in the disclosures made …

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Venture Capital vs Financial Private Equity Investments

It bears repeating that American capitalism is at a crossroads. There is a coterie of financier and investors primarily of the private equity and hedge fund kind that are taking advantage of historically low interest rates and banks willingness to allow for and finance hugely leveraged (the private equity stake is typically less than 15% …

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