Just when I thought there was nothing new to say about Enron, along comes Malcolm Gladwell.The New Yorker scribe’s latest article, “Open Secrets,” appeared in the Jan. 8 issue of the magazine and has caused a bit of a stir on the Internet. Several tax, accounting and legal blogs that I regularly troll made at least passing reference to the story, and I was surprised to see outgoing links to the commentary scattered among the postings on gossip site Gawker.com and in a column from ESPN’s “Sports Guy,” Bill Simmons.

There’s no doubt the piece of writing is worth a read -- even if you find yourself disagreeing with Gladwell’s kinda-sorta call for legal leniency when it comes to the case of former Enron chief executive Jeffrey Skilling, the commentary makes for the stuff of interesting dinner conversation.

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