The Big Four and the revolving door

Finance should be a servant, but never a master. So when accountants and auditors become the story because of systemic failures and corporate malfeasance you know something has gone badly wrong. As big accountancy firms are increasingly embroiled in corporate scandals, how do we clearly define their role so they actually serve society instead of continually maximising profit for private and personal gain?

Corruption begins at home

Bribery and corruption is an inherent and unfortunate part of big business deal-making across the developed and developing world.  But the idea that the Western corporate media would present domestic and foreign corruption as the same is unthinkable. Instead, viewers of the BBC are conveniently invited to vent their anger towards black politicians in far away places.