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Accounting News Roundup: Can Accounting Save the World?; Killing Windows XP; Knock an Hour Off the Work Day | 04.28.14

No Accounting Skills? No Moral Reckoning [NYT]
In other words, accounting can save the world: "Over the past half century, people have stopped learning double-entry bookkeeping — so much so that few know what it means — leaving it instead to specialists and computerized banking. If we want stable, sustainable capitalism, a good place to start would be to make double-entry accounting and basic finance part of the curriculum in high school, as they were in Renaissance Florence and Amsterdam."

EY accountancy firm creating 486 jobs in Belfast [BBC]
In case you know of anyone looking.

Buffett Punts on Pay [NYT]
A sad state of corporate governance: "If Warren Buffett won’t use his unparalleled clout to rein in excessive compensation, how can we expect anyone else to?"

How to Choose a School for Tax Law [TaxProf]
If you're going that route.

Hackers may accomplish what Microsoft can’t—kill off Windows XP [Quartz]
For those of you who have clients still running XP.

7 Ways to Knock an Hour Off Your Work Day [FC]
My favorite: skip a meeting!

Annual Kindergarten Show Canceled to Allow Kids to Focus on College [Gawker]
This should go over well: "The reason for eliminating the Kindergarten show is simple. We are responsible for preparing children for college and career with valuable lifelong skills."

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