The Enron Scandal

American Voicesscandalbusiness ISSUE 38•03 Jan 30, 2002

Enron, which went bankrupt amid charges of document shredding, shady accounting, and executive greed, is the subject of a House hearing. What do you think?

  • “Whoever is responsible for this scandal should be a man and step forward for a very short sentence in a very posh jail.”

    Donna Clarke –
    Librarian

  • “Oh, to be a fly on the wall at that 463-hour hearing.”

    Chris Anderson –
    Mailroom Clerk

  • “This marks the end of an era of innocence for our nation's massive energy concerns.”

    Buddy Jessup –
    Landscaper

  • “Serves those employees right for buying into something as shady as a corporate 401(k) plan.”

    Frederick Voss –
    Lawyer

  • “It's bad, but it's not worth killing yourself over. Unless you're a former senior executive with inside knowledge of the company's crimes, that is.”

    Robert Rossum –
    Systems Analyst

  • “The government is going to take a half-hearted stab at bringing those responsible to justice, right? Good.”

    Melinda Grazen –
    Teacher