Should Accounting Save the World?


Among the main professions, architecture probably gets the most attention from historians. All those pyramids and cathedrals and brick factories and skyscrapers make good copy, after all. Next up would be medicine, not least because it has a great narrative arc, moving away from ridiculous ideas like the four humours, and toward common sense, like washing your hands before you put them inside your patients, or not putting leeches on sick people. Laws and legislation get plenty of play, obviously, but the actual practice of law would come in third, possibly because it hasn't changed much since Cicero perfected jury nullification in the last century B.C.

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