Private Sector, Public Doubts

January 15, 2002 | The New York Times |

Senior Fellow David Callahan suggests that the Enron scandal will reshape public attitudes toward business for years to come.

A clear policy agenda is suggested by Enron's collapse: more federal oversight of corporate governance, private pensions and accounting procedures. The links between the Bush administration and Enron also highlight the need for campaign finance reform to reduce the access of big corporate donors to our highest government officials.