Changes in the national regulatory environment, in financial-reporting rules, and in the associated hazard of liability the so-called litigation time-bomb are said to be burdening America?s capital markets and placing them at a worsening disadvantage with respect to overseas competitors. Is this true? If it is, how widely will the effects be felt Will this affect large and small companies alike? Above all, if America's competitiveness as the capital markets further decreases, what will that mean for the country?
A Town Hall discussion moderated by Atlantic Senior Editor Clive Crook.
This event is co-presented by The Atlantic and sponsored by Ernst & Young
About Clive Cook
Clive Crook is a Senior Editor of The Atlantic. In addition to his work for the magazine, he writes a column for National Journal and serves as chief editorial adviser to David Bradley, the chairman of Atlantic Media Group. He was formerly on the staff of The Economist, latterly from 1993 to 2005 as deputy editor. A graduate of Oxford and the London School of Economics, he has served as a consultant to the World Bank and worked as an official in the British Treasury. He lives in Washington, D.C.