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  • Capitalism Is Dead, Long Live Debtism

    Capitalism Is Dead, Long Live Debtism

    Notwithstanding its many failings, capitalism has been a formidable engine of wealth creation and economic development over the last three centuries. Yet, what classical economists and revolutionary theorists like Karl Marx called capital was in fact what financiers label “equity.” Retained earnings sit in the shareholders’ equity section of a company’s balance sheet. Technically speaking, […] More

  • Fraud and Deception Detection: Five Language Fingerprints

    Fraud and Deception Detection: Five Language Fingerprints

    Last month, I described how computer-aided text-based analysis can help uncover fraud and deception in company communications. But what other insights can we glean from this research into scandal companies? We used Deception And Truth Analysis (D.A.T.A.) to examine 10 of the largest corporate scandals in recent history and found that the average lead time […] More