Accountability lost?: An environmental struggle over the economic feasibility of incineration
The course of the local citizens' struggle in Helsinki to shut down a Kylasaari incinerator is examined. This campaign can be divided into four phases. The first involves the acknowledgement of the dispute which gave rise to the citizens' movement to oppose the proposal of Helsinki's waste management administration to maintain the operation of the facility. In the second stage, the debate over the feasibility of the incinerator is broken down into three areas: ecological, juridical and technical-economic. In the third phase, the parties expressed their arguments for the alternative methods. Finally, the dispute is settled and the plant is closed. It is seen that the waste management authorities have a paternalist and cameralist perspective which was counterproductive, most notably in the areas of the technical-economic. The accounts are all found to be inaccessible, untranslatable and not acceptable.
Publication Name: Accounting, Organizations and Society
Economic censuses have charted nation's growth since 1810
Economic censuses have been taken in the US since 1810. Census data are used by businesses to identify potential markets, and to study industry trends and changes in the market. The economic census forms the basis of the government's measurements of economic activity. The 1987 Economic Censuses cover the retail and wholesale trades, service industries, transportation, manufactures, mineral industries, and the construction industries. In 1992, the censuses will be expanded to include the finance, insurance, communications, and real estate industries.
Publication Name: Business
Say it quietly: we have a balanced budget
Corporate treasurers remain cautious about the economic impact of a balanced federal budget. Although most agree that one benefit is sure to be lower interest rates, some point out that returns on investments will also be lower. Inflation is also expected to be low. Some treasurers see tax cuts, not a balanced budget, as the primary means to benefit the economy.
Publication Name: Treasury & Risk Management
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