the CAMP ENRON Report


CAMP ENRON:
... gateway to the next Progressive Era?

Some say it's nothing but a train wreck ... roll in the big cranes, clear the track, see what the crew's been smoking. If I thought so, I'd not be writing this ... and if they thought so, they'd not be drumming so hard.


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NOTE to READERS:
(2) All "major" articles of older material have now been imported, some with updates worth perusing. We'll keep it all on the main page for a while, will add a few loose pieces of history, will trim the main page and index the archives for convenience later.


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the COGENT PROVOCATEUR:
free agent, loose cannon, pointy stick ... taking an imposing analytic toolkit out of the box, over the wall and into the street ... with callous disregard for accepted wisdom and standard English

reading the tea leaves from original angles, we've led with uncannily prescient takes on the federal surplus, the dotcom crash, the "Energy Crisis", the Afghan campaign, the federal deficit.

More where those came from ... stay tuned.


For brief orientation, see this
Welcome to CP


CAMP ENRON:
... gateway to the next Progressive Era?

For a brief orientation, see this
Welcome to Camp Enron

OTHER GOOD STUFF:
Many thanks to Tony Adragna and Will Vehrs, still shouting 'cross the Potomac at QuasiPundit. Early Camp Enron material can be found in QP's Dispatches department.
Sunday, February 24, 2002

 
--- Not With a Ten Foot Poll, I Wouldn't ---

It's dangerous to believe any polling results, much less do arithmetic with them, but hey, danger is our biznes.

Per USA Today (as of 2/11), 2% think Enron "did not do anything seriously wrong". 52% say Enron management did no worse than other business exec's. By my math, half the public thinks all exec's are crooks.

Good news for Ken Lay! At 5/41, Fox rates favorable/unfavorable numbers a smidge better than Johnny Walker Lindh's 4/45 ... but well within the margin of error.

Consistent with other results, 67% of Business Week's CFO Forum attendees say they've been pressured to misrepresent corporate results. 12% say they caved.

Karlyn Bowman compares several polls and finds minimal erosion in support for Social Security investment in equities.
Gallup, CNN and USA Today's question ... usually finds slightly more than 60 percent of respondents favoring a proposal "that would allow people to put a portion of their Social Security payroll taxes into ... stocks and bonds." This January, 63 percent were in favor

Adding it all up, John Q Public thinks corporate capitalism is a species of organized crime ... and he wants his share of the take.