This isn't an exercise in objectivity: While the authors do believe that at many companies, "option-induced avarice spurred corporate chieftains to cut corners, cook the books
and dupe investors into buying shares at inflated prices," they also contend that "most corporations in America would enjoy more motivated workers and larger profits if they embraced partnership capitalism centered around employee stock options.
Levin $178,364,000 4,700 Warner Source: "Executive Excess 2002: CEOs Cook the Books
, Skewer the Rest of Us," United for a Fair Economy
Gordon Brown likes PFI because it means he can cook the books
Putting a library in a glass box facing south is of course tempting fate to cook the books
, but the stacks are kept to the Inner area, under the Intermediate floor, and so provided with a good degree of protection.
There are lots of ways to cook the books
, and accountants are too willing to make use of them because if they do they can be on the receiving end of a very grateful client.