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Corporate Governance

Former U.S. Attorney General Richard Thornburgh examines today’s corporate culture and finds that, while it is replete with good corporate citizens, we’ve seen a culture of greed and failure to observe basic fiduciary duties in the first part of this decade. Thornburgh argues that the Sarbanes-Oxley regulations do not go far enough in addressing wrongdoing because the problem exceeds our legislative grasp. “What we’re really left with,” he says, “is a failure of corporate management.” Thornburgh says it is time for a system of corporate best practices for good governance.

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Improve Corporate Governance », by Richard Thornburgh and Michael J. Missal

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