Not long ago, one of us noted an inspirational quotation on the editorial page of the hometown paper. It captured our full attention because its insight applies to a major issue facing the financial reporting community and profession:"The disappearance of a sense of responsibility is the most far-reaching consequence of submission to authority."

(The thoughts are attributed to Stanley Thompson, but we were unable to determine just what other things he may have accomplished that gave him this insight.)

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