Back when I was applying for college and trying to decide where to go, College Board was a website that I was glued to. I remember looking at it attempting to calculate where I could possibly afford to attend and to what extent of slavery my student debt would put me in upon graduation. Continue reading And You Get a Loan! And YOU Get a Loan! Everybody Gets a Loan!
With our discussion of Enron this week, I was reminded of an article I read in Audit class about the Psychology of Fraud. I feel as though we often hear stories about different accounting/financial fraud that have happened either in recent or past events and look at the perpetrators as awful, moral-lacking people without considering how one gets to the point of committing fraud.
The article highlights a massive bank fraud by Toby Groves and I felt as though remaking the conversation between Toby and a skeptical interviewer would be able to shed some light on how executives justify committing fraud in their companies.
The Vice Guide to the Japanese love industry revealed Japan as a country where both time using electronics and time spent furthering one’s career has begun to trump time spent on human relationships, and where people are willing to commoditize absolutely anything. The combination of these two traits leads to a culture where it is plausible to have a thriving industry of recreational love and affection. Do I think these types of relationships are better than relationships of the past? Personally, no, but at the same time how can one deny the influences mass consumers.