June 16, 2005

Sarbanes-Oxley By the Numbers

How burdensome is Sarbanes-Oxley, really? Carl Bianik tries to figure it out, and rules that it's a murky picture all in all. I'd add, though, that the real benefits of the law seem all but impossible to calculate. What's the value, for instance, of avoiding the next Enron or Worldcom? Well, it seems like it would be pretty damn high, but then again, no one knows exactly which companies would've gone bust had it not been for Sarbanes-Oxley, so who can say?
-- Brad Plumer 2:03 PM || ||