Make Fair Value Fair

Commentary by Bob McTeer

The last time I looked I couldn't find mark-to-market accounting in the Constitution of the United States. It must be the eleventh commandment because it's obviously sacred. I understand the President has the authority under the Emergency Powers Act, or some such legislation, to suspend the Bill of Rights in case of a national emergency. Well, we have a national emergency, so mark to market must be more important than the Bill of Rights.

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