Archive for the ‘Finances’ Category

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Labor Day

May 1, 2012

Happy Labor Day everyone! May we reach a day in Israel where we will be able to divide the economic cake as fair as possible among those who deserve it, while protecting and helping the weaker ones in society. May we do this, and also find a sustainable alternative to Economic growth, while still maintaining competition, openness, personal freedom and good responsible public fiscal and monetary finances.

This can only happen if the Economic machine is driven by "the wish to make the world a better place" instead of personal greed. And that has to start on the inside of millions of people in order for society to change.

Let it start with you.

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One down, one to go

February 17, 2012

Yesterday I did a test in Inernational Monetary Economy. I think it went well. I knew most of the questions. The only bummer was that all the historic questions were about the Gold Standard of 1880-1914, and Churchill’s failed attempt to go back to it in the 20s, while I had concentrated on studying the European Monetary Union, the ECU, the effects of Germany’s unification on European economy etc… Oh, well.

Now I can concentrate on the test in advanced math I have on the 27th. And then Im free. For this semester.

We were allowed one A4paper ob which we could write whatever we wanted on botg sides. This is page one of the one I prepared.

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Worse than I thought

December 29, 2011

Stayed till 2330 yesterday. And had to take a taxi home. Today I take a taxi to work in the morning to be there 0700 so I can finish and be done before the auditor comes.
Really need to review the way this inventory is done. There’s gotta be a better way.

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That horrible horrible last day

December 28, 2011

The day that is today is definitely the worst day if the year. It’s the day before the auditor comes to.seenif we did a good job with the stock count. We’ve done good progress during the week, but it all boils down to today. At the end of the day today everything must be done. Last year I had to stay till 22:00. I sure hope I’ll be able to finish earlier than that this time.
This year 30-31st are a weekend, so the auditor comes on the 29th which makes today the last day. It also happens to be my 9th wedding anniversary today. When we got married I did not know that I would be an accountant… Every year, celebrating our anniversary becomes an almost impossible task. But I guess we’ll do somwthing this weekend.
I just can’t wait for today to be over. To have everything done and behind me. Please pray for me today. God bless.

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Capitalism–Socialism

May 31, 2011

The problem of capitalism-socialism is rooted in the dilemma of freedom vrs justice. If you have freedom, you have freedom to oppress and no justice. If you have justice you have imposed justice and no freedom. The reason you can’t have full freedom and full justice at the same time is because men will always behave unjust. The problem is thus rooted in the sinful nature of man.

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Business Ethics–Creative Accounting and Enron

December 20, 2010

enronOk, here’s the deal. By the 24th of December I have to hand in a suggestion for the final paper that I need to prepare for my Business Ethics class. The suggestion needs to include:

1) The subject of the paper (Creative accounting and Enron – maybe something about “where’s the limit” in accounting creativity, using Enron as an example, maybe trying to define the moral reasons to the Enron scandal, maybe something about the Arthur Andersen firm and the issue of auditor independence)

2) The research question / assumption (Haven’t decided yet)

3) Chapters of the paper and what will be in each (heeeeeelp!)

4) Bibliography. I must use at least five, of which at least 3 must be written in the last 5 years, and at least 2 must be from a leading professional international business-ethics journal. (I’ve found 2 articles in “Business Ethics Quarterly” that seem relevant: “THE STRUCTURAL ORIGINS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST IN
THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSION” by Colin Boyd, 2004 and “THE PHILOSOPHY AND RHETORIC OF AUDITOR INDEPENDENCE CONCEPTS” by Sara Ann Reiter and Paul F. Williams, 2004. I also found an article in Harvard Business Review “Why Good Accountants Do Bad Audits” by Max H. Bazerman, George Loewenstein, and Don A. Moore, 2002, and from Business and Society Review “The Ethics Officer as Agent of the Board: Leveraging Ethical Governance Capability in the Post-Enron Corporation” by W. MICHAEL HOFFMAN AND MARK ROWE”.  I am looking for at least 2 more sources – and they must all be from 2006 or later… any ideas?)

5) I need to present the ethical/philosophical theoretical models that I will use. Things I learned in this class. That will be easy. Just reading about the enron case gives me a thousand ideas.

So, now I’m turning to my readers. Who  can help me? No, I’m not asking you to write it for me. But if you have any useful suggestion of how to focus this thing, where to look for more sources and how to go about this. I need to hand in this final suggestion by December 24th, and the paper is to be done by January 28th.

Help me…? Pretty please…?

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Just another quick update…

October 19, 2010

Wife updates her blog 4 to 5 times a day. But she can write whatever she wants, because she deals with private stuff all day. I am an accountant. You can’t expect me to write detailed information about the financial situation of my work. You would be bored to death.

Right now I am stealing a blogging minute between the dishes and the studies. Time to continue advancing in the Business Ethics class. It’s new to me… I’ve never taken a class that’s so… philosophic before! What is ethics? Who has ethical responsibility? Etc, etc… it’s not the usual type of studies for a degree in Economy. So it’s a nice change.

Anyway, gotta go and continue the studies. Bye.

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