Articles by Hilary Kramer

Accountants Predicting the Future

The one prediction you can make about financial projections is that they will never be exactly right. That's one of the reasons it's so difficult to determine company value and why investment bankers and research analysts get paid a fortune... Read More

Webfare Warfare

Ladies and gentlemen, as we prepare for takeoff, please turn off your cellular phones and secure your laptop computers. The use of cellular phones and other electronic devices not on the approved list located in the seat pocket in front... Read More

Where Change is Bad

Some people just don't like to change. You know the ones - they talk about how new things are destroying old values and how things were better in the good old days. For the most part, they fear change because... Read More

Halliburton's Unfair Burden

DOHA, Qatar - Let's give our own a break here. Operation Iraqi Freedom got off to a great start. Then, instead of applauding the American armed forces for sound planning and courageous efforts, some critics second-guessed them because they... Read More

Durch und durch europdisch

Amerikanisch? Na, dann hat die Sache doch sicher eine unangenehme Seite! Wissen wir doch, dass Amerika die Welt mit Fast Food, Gewalt verherrlichenden Videospielen und dem Rapper Eminem verseucht hat ... Es ├╝berrascht also nicht, wenn eine andere Bastion amerikanis Read More

Latin America

One trillion dollars in projected expenditures for 2010. $523 billion in actual expenditures for 2002. A 58% growth rate between 1990 and 2000. The U.S. Defense department budget? Rising health care costs? High-tech investment statistics? None of the above.... Read More

That's Entertainment!

Hollywood isn't looking for heroes. Actually, it's usually looking for the next villain. During the 80s Cold War, the Soviet Union made for a perfect enemy, producing classic bad guys like Ivan Drago (Rocky IV), the Russian Army occupying Afghanistan... Read More

Dr. Evil Blackmails Investors

Alleged sponsor of deadly terrorist activities? Check. Suspected of building weapons of mass destruction? Check. Member of the infamous Axis of Evil club? Check. Has Americans worried about ramifications of war against him? No. There's been concern among us about.. Read More

Brother, Can You Spare a Dividend?

"I was always there, right on the job They used to tell me I was building a dream... Once I built a tower, up to the sun, brick and rivet and lime. Once I built a tower, now it's done... Read More

Accounting for a Better Economy

The fall of Harvey Pitt has dragged down the SEC and turned the reputation of the once venerable institution into an organization bedraggled with controversy, rumor, and, worst of all, disrespect. What happened in the final chapter of this steamy... Read More

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