Round 8: Enron vs. U.S. Government

The moment you’ve all been waiting for. Ladies and Gentlemen, we present the clash of the titans.

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Previously:
Round 7: Google vs. Sony BMG – Round 6: Choice Point vs. Sallie Mae – Round 5: Jet Blue vs. Southwest – Round 4: Target vs Walmart – Round 3: Sprint vs. VerizonRound 2: H&R Block vs. US Postal Service – Round 1: Halliburton vs. Monsanto – Round 0: Competition Ladder

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  1. Kevin Meyers says:

    What? I don’t get it. The US Government is not a publicly traded company, like Enron was. Not really apples-to-apples here.

    Anyway, I voted Enron. As much as I hate the current administration, the government has a lot more capacity for good (I hope) than a bunch of crooks in Houston playing with their investors retirement funds like Monopoly money.

  2. mrscolex says:

    Well said kevin.

    Somewhere in the back of my mind I have to hold firm to the belief that the US government isn’t corrupt through and through. To compare the Enron scandal to the government would be like the government lining all of the congressional/senate offices with payraises from the FDIC insurance funds, and then as the government began to collapse they made a run for it ;) “Whoops, sorry.”

  3. airship says:

    I likewise voted Enron. Pure evil, versus the government’s occasional ability to actually do some good. Now if that choice had been narrowed down to ‘Bush Administration’, my vote would have gone the other way, for sure. After all, that would have included ‘Enron’ as a subset, anyway.