january 1926

January 1926 Issue

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  • Stop, Look, Listen! The Shareholder's Right to Adequate Information

    Just a few years before the Crash of 1929, Harvard economics professor William Z. Ripley warned that corporations weren't providing accurate financial information to their investors and argued that a framework of regulatory oversight was needed. The creation of the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1934 has been in part attributed to Ripley's Atlantic writings.

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