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.


OUR DEPARTMENTS:

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.
Wednesday, July 31, 2002

 
--- Camp Enron Kicks Back While WaPo Dissects Enron ---

The lazy days of summer have gotten to us here at Camp Enron. Lots of chatter on the radar, lots of good material in the pipeline -- special segments on Crime and Punishment, and the whole stock options controversy -- but lots more to do outside.

For trail snax, check out the Washington Post's big five-part series on the fall of Enron. Peter Behr and April Witt dig deep and lay it all out. They've cultivated fertile relationships with insiders, pored over documents, connected the dots, and -- while Enron languishes in the shade of WorldCom and a rudderless stock market -- it's a big, big story ... prelude to a long-running courtroom drama series with wide-ranging collateral damage.

WaPo presents the whole tic-toc in giant fold-out graphics that make Playboy's "Women of Enron" look lame. (Yeah, OK, I gave it a look ... and it was lame.)

Day One subhead sums it up nicely: "Opaque Deals, Accounting Sleight of Hand Built an Energy Giant and Ensured Its Demise"

Day Two: "Dream Job Turns Into a Nightmare - Skilling's Success Came at High Price"

Day Three: "Concerns Grow Amid Conflicts - Officials Seek to Limit Probe, Fallout of Deals"

Day Four: "Losses, Conflicts Threaten Survival - CFO Fastow Ousted In Probe of Profits"

Day Five should be up late tonite.