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The Role of Government and Regulation

What responsibilities did David Duncan owe to Arthur Andersen?

1. What responsibilities did David Duncan owe to Arthur Andersen? To Enron's management? To Enron's stockholders? To the accounting profession? 2. What are the ethical responsibilities of a corporate attorney, such as Nancy Temple, who works for "aggressive" client wishing to push the envelope of legality? 3. Under what

Discuss: The Market for Consumer Goods and Services

Question: In the market for most consumer goods and services we assume the law of supply and demand, operating through open competition, determines the price. Competition, however, does not necessarily work to the consumer's advantage in the insurance market. Please discuss the following questions: - How does the pricing of an

Government Regulations add costs to American companies

Government Regulations add costs to American companies. Many of these regulations were "born" based on employer abuses of worker's rights in the past. Some of them, it could be argued, are no longer necessary or are of little value. The costs associated with these are significant. Do you think if the government eliminated some o

Governmental Fund Statements, FASAB Study Questions

9. Which of the following items are typically reported differently between the governmental fund statements and the Governmental Activities column of the government-wide statements? A. Capital outlays. B. Cash collected on property taxes receivable. C. Accounts payable and other accrued expenses. D. Inventories. 10. Whic

Not-for-Profit and Government Accounting

1. Audit objectives set forth by the United States Comptroller General in Government Auditing Standards (GAS) differ from the AICPA view (GAAS) as discussed in Chapter 12. Explain briefly how GAS audits might meet the information needs of taxpayers better than GAAS audits. Make clear what the two sets of objectives cover.

Would you expect government to tax goods with elastic or inelastic demand?

1. Would you expect government to tax goods with elastic or inelastic demand? Explain how the elasticity of the taxed good would affect government revenue. Use at least one example of a good that is taxed to illustrate your point. 2. Apply the concept of deadweight loss to the taxation of consumer and producer surplus. 3

Emission Charges and Business Innovation

How can emission charges encourage businesses to be innovative? Provide a specific example of this. Compare this approach with a standard regulation from a central authority.

In this "age of reinvention and managerialist government" debate

Debate: In this "age of reinvention and managerialist government," we still need to be concerned about the "ethic of citizenship." Take a position on whether you agree or disagree, present it, and support it with specific examples. References Denhardt, R.B., & Denhardt, J.V. (2009). Public administration: An action orien

Green Business Question Movement towards green and sustainable practices are undoubtedly accelerating. Big businesses as well as governmental, non-governmental organizations are indeed making sincere efforts to achieve this goal. Awareness and opinion of the people is most important in to pressurize the organizations to do more and meaningful in this direction.

- As a consumer, to what extent does green and sustainable product service or design influence you to buy a product? Does price or sustainability influence you more? Explain why. - Do new businesses today tend to start as wholly green and sustainable enterprises, or is it something toward which a business must work? Is it eve

Corporate Regulation and Public Relations Messages on TV

If corporations want less regulation, what should they do and how should they act? We see companies presenting public relations messages on TV. Are those helpful or is it enough to be a good corporate citizen while making a decent profit by providing a quality product or service?

Reinvented Government

Former Vice President Al Gore launched a "reinventing government" initiative during the Clinton Administration that sought to streamline government procedures and processes, and also sought to reduce duplication in government personnel. This is hardly a new concept, as almost every presidential administration has sought to disco

Compensation issues, role of US government.

1. Please identify the three most important things that you have learned so far about compensation issues. Please explain why these three issues are significant for you. 2. If you were working to convince your manager to improve or change your organization's approach to compensation issues, what benefits would you identify

Oil Market Regulation

What are your thoughts on the following scenario: To prevent gasoline prices from having devastating effects on the economy it has been proposed that all gasoline prices in the United States be fixed at the average price for the last two years. For simplicity it will be assumed that this price is $2.50 per gallon. When equil

Electronic Platforms: E-books & E-government

1. Define what an e-book is and describe what the advantages are to using e-books as compared to traditional printed books 2. What is the difference between e-government and m-government? What are some of the benefits of m-government, and what are some of the implementation issues involved?

Government Accounting & Reporting

Discuss whether or not you believe government agencies have sufficient accountability to U.S. taxpayers. Discuss what additional requirements in reporting you would like to see required by a government agency.

Government Import Policies

Governments often pursue policies that promote exports while limiting imports. What are some of those policies? Does this make sense? What kinds of problems can policies cause for companies in these countries?

Government and Social Security

Do you think the federal government should increase spending on Social Security and Medicare for the elderly? If not, how should the elderly fund retirement and medical costs? Provide research support for your positions.

Regulatory Agencies

I work for a publishing company that covers issues a few regulatory issues such as Inside U.S. Trade, FDA, OSHA, EPA, and Defense issues I and I need some assistance answering the following questions: Identify at least one regulatory agency that has an effect on your organization or an organization with which you are famili

Does Culture Determine Government Market Presence?

I stated: 'culture of a country may determine the level of government involvement present in the market.' Instructor asks: There is no doubting the validity of this statement. In the context of business operations, how might this impact be manifested?

Consumer Demand and Government Regulation

Please help me respond to the following: - Determine whether consumer demand is created and sustained by the advertising industry, or whether it is already present and simply informed by advertising. Provide specific examples to support your response. - Evaluate the arguments for and against self-regulation in the advertis

Insurance Market Regulation

I need some help with answering the following questions: - Describe the main participants in the insurance market. - Explain how the economic theory of supply and demand applies to the insurance market. - Describe how the courts, the law, and the insurance commissioner provide consumer protection in the insurance market. -

Jim Reed manages a fleet of utility trucks for a rural county government

Discussion post 1 Jim Reed manages a fleet of utility trucks for a rural county government. He's been in his job 30 years, and he knows where the angles are. He makes sure that when new trucks are purchased, the salvage value is set as low as possible. Then, when they become fully depreciated, they are sold off by the county at

Government and nonprofit

Under pressure to balance their budgets, governments at all levels have resorted to fiscal gimmicks, such as delaying the wages and salaries of government employees from the last day of the month to their first day of the following month. In the year of the change they thereby had one fewer pay periods. How would the change affe

Government and nonprofit

What are pass-through grants? Under what circumstances must a recipient government report a pass-through grant as both a revenue and an expenditure?