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You sound like you believe this. I sorry my trust went out the window with Enron.

I was an Enron investor, so I definitely see your point. However, Enron also got caught and punished, under the "old" rules at that. This is but one price to pay for trying to cheat the system.

I'm not claiming that the free market system is perfect in this regard, or any regard. Coming up with a perfect system is impossible. However, the free market approach is better than the alternatives. If a certain company is regarded as crooked, it will pay a price in the marketplace for that. People boycott companies they consider to be crooked all of the time (such as Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Wal-Mart, Intel, etc.) That's also an aspect of the free market, the consumer has a choice.

Mike
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