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Management Analysis: Governmental Entities MD&A

In regards to government entities, the MD&A should provide an objective and easily read analysis of the government's financial activities based upon currently known facts, decisions or conditions.

Two questions:
1. What does "easily read" mean?
2. In your opinion, do government entities often make their public records a bit too difficult for the common citizen to understand? If so, speculate on why they would do that.

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1. What does "easily read" mean?

An easy read or easily read means that the common person without advanced knowledge in the subject area can read through the material easily or without great difficulty. An 'easy read' is enjoyable and does not take a lot of time to decipher.

2. In your opinion, do government entities often make their public records a bit too difficult for the common citizen to understand? If so, speculate on why they would do that.

Government entities do make their public records difficult for the common citizen to ...

Solution Summary

This solution explains the term 'easy read.' The ease of reading a governmental entity's MD&A and the reasons of why it is (or is not) easy to read is also explained.

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