I always thought dictators oppressed people and denied human rightss – but now I learn it’s really the accountants.
Big accountancy firms were among the foremost supporters of the apartheid regime in South Africa and have been accused of appeasing Nazi Germany just before the outbreak of World War II, sending a special delegation to cultivate a profitable opportunity.
Without tax revenues, no government can meet its human rights obligations. These include the citizens’ right to education, healthcare, housing, pension and security. Yet accountancy firms have developed a vast organisational infrastructure designed to empty the public purse.
Read the whole thing if you want to be appalled – the author is a professor of accounting. How does that work – teaching that the single largest employer of your students are likely to support odious regimes and war criminals?