Our column in the previous issue considered the Securities and Exchange Commission’s recently appointed Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting, which has been charged with finding ways to strengthen the system. As our readers might expect, we found flaws among the premises in a discussion paper by the chair, Robert Pozen (available at www.sec.gov/about/offices/oca/acifr/acifr_discussion.htm).In this column, we look at the first five of 10 specific points in Pozen’s paper that deserve exposure and that will demand additional attention from the committee. Our next column will address the remaining five.

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