Monthly Archives: June 2012

Should the IRS earn ROI or fight for justice? (DFW II)

In Pale King, Wallace writes about a debate within the IRS over whether the IRS should enforce laws out of principle, or in order to earn a return on government expenditures: “…the struggle here was between traditional or ‘conservative'[23] officials

Should the IRS earn ROI or fight for justice? (DFW II)

In Pale King, Wallace writes about a debate within the IRS over whether the IRS should enforce laws out of principle, or in order to earn a return on government expenditures: “…the struggle here was between traditional or ‘conservative'[23] officials

David Foster Wallace on Accounting

“from Peoria Journal Star Monday, November 17, 1980, p. C-2 IRS WORKER DEAD FOR FOUR DAYS Supervisors at the IRS’s regional complex in Lake James township are trying to determine why no one noticed that one of their employees had

David Foster Wallace on Accounting

“from Peoria Journal Star Monday, November 17, 1980, p. C-2 IRS WORKER DEAD FOR FOUR DAYS Supervisors at the IRS’s regional complex in Lake James township are trying to determine why no one noticed that one of their employees had

Summer Reading for Accountants: The Pale King

After wading through David Foster Wallace’s writings for the past year, I’m finally ready for the ultimately challenge: reading The Pale King. Believe it or not, The Pale King is about accounting, and I’m sure much to the chagrin of

Summer Reading for Accountants: The Pale King

After wading through David Foster Wallace’s writings for the past year, I’m finally ready for the ultimately challenge: reading The Pale King. Believe it or not, The Pale King is about accounting, and I’m sure much to the chagrin of

$7 billion corruption scandal in Nigeria

The BBC reports allegations of a $7 billion corruption scandal in Nigeria. This is about 1/4 of the developing country’s annual budget! Nigeria has an unusual program through which the government buys fuel for distribution to its citizenry. Roughly put,

$7 billion corruption scandal in Nigeria

The BBC reports allegations of a $7 billion corruption scandal in Nigeria. This is about 1/4 of the developing country’s annual budget! Nigeria has an unusual program through which the government buys fuel for distribution to its citizenry. Roughly put,