She is totally the opposite to the standard opinion
of that breed."
It is not your average standard opinion
survey -- far from it!
• Changes to the Auditor's Standard Opinion
, SAS and SSAE No.
Yet this responsibility is not addressed in the auditor's report; it is another area where the standard opinion
could be amplified to illuminate investors about auditors' responsibilities.
Simon Leys nicely describes how the author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four came to feel a veritable horror of politics: "What I saw in Spain, and what I have since seen of the workings of parties on the left, has given me a horror of politics." Standard opinion
was to see Orwell purely and simply as anti-communist.
From 1993 to 1999 the two authors, a historian and a social scientist, used standard opinion
survey techniques to send questionnaires to thousands of randomly selected members of appropriate age cohorts in four German cities.
Perhaps the most controversial change from the former standard opinion
was the elimination of the reference to consistent application of generally accepted accounting principles.
Although many read the unqualified or standard opinion
noted above and comprehend what it means, there are some common myths about the standard report that need to be eliminated.
Some might argue, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." After all, the wording used in the standard opinion
has passed the test of time and has been vetted by legal gurus to make it bulletproof, right?
Congressional Republicans listened to the rabble, drawing this rebuke from Weekly Standard opinion
editor David Tell in 1991: "When the 'conservative street' is wrong, it should be corrected--or ignored" He fretted that Republicans were "flunking" a "yea-or-nay question concerning America's continued engagement with the rest of the world" and chided them for posing "ultimately unanswerable questions about 'exit strategy.'" Aside from Tell's piece, the book largely glosses over intraconservative foreign policy debates.