As a student of politics and a passionate believer in globalization, I have become increasingly frustrated by the sense that we, the next generation of world leaders, have been completely marginalized by selfish and unimaginative lawmakers in capitols around the world. It is my hope that this blog can serve as a forum for young, ambitious and articulate men and women who get it. What kind of world do you want to inherit?
Skilling faces his fate today, likely to be made example
Jeffrey Skilling will face his fate today for the role he played in the fraudulent collapse of Enron, the former Houston energy giant. I see no reason why the judge will feel any sympathy for Skilling, and I find it hard to imagine he will see the light of another free day once he finds his way to Club-Fed. In many ways I find it difficult not to feel bad for Mr. Skilling, who is obviously a brilliant man, and who was sold up the river by Andy Fastow, the mastermind and most direct beneficiary of the entire accounting scheme that has brought us to this point. Having seen the documentary The Smartest Men in the Room, I am not entirely persuaded that Jeffrey Skilling did anything that merits more than a year or two in prison. Three decades to me is absurd, considering Fastow is looking at likely less than ten.