With Turkey Day Ahead, Here Are 10 Things For Which The Profession Should Be Thankful

As we all pull up a chair at our respective dysfunctional family tables and enjoy the sacrifice of innocent turkeys and can-shaped cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving, let's all take a moment to express thanks for the things that have kept all of us (including those of us who get to write about this exciting stuff for a "living") in a job.

 

Sarbanes-Oxley

No single law has kept more financial professionals gainfully employed than the game-changer that is SOX, unless you count the Securities Act of 1933 and 1934, maybe. It makes for much more interesting LinkedIn profiles, has kept wonks busy arguing over its pros and cons since its inception and even helped convict a guy of a child pornography charge after he destroyed his hard drive to get rid of the evidence. Bet the old Arthur Andersen crew never saw that one coming.

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